Plea hearing set in hitchhiker shooting

2012-09-10T11:28:00Z 2013-07-02T10:51:06Z Plea hearing set in hitchhiker shootingThe Associated Press The Associated Press
September 10, 2012 11:28 am  • 

A Montana judge has set an Oct. 29 change-of-plea hearing in the case of a hitchhiker from West Virginia who authorities say falsely claimed to be the victim of a drive-by shooting.

Monday's order from District Court Judge John McKeon cancels a preliminary hearing set for next week in the case of 39-year-old Ray Dolin of Julian, W. Va.

Court officials say McKeon scheduled the plea hearing in response to a request from Dolin's attorney.

Dolin pleaded not guilty last month to charges of tampering with evidence, making a false report and obstructing a peace officer.

Authorities say he shot himself in the arm near Glasgow to gain publicity for a planned photographic memoir about kindness. A Washington state man was jailed in the shooting before Dolin allegedly confessed.

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