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.