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Giveaway House defendant resets change-of-plea hearing

In an unusual turn of events in state District Court Monday afternoon, defendant Sheila Forshee, who was representing herself, left the courtroom after she was denied a no contest plea but came back and had a change of plea hearing reset for Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

Judge Daniel Boucher asked Forshee, who has pleaded not guilty to theft by a common scheme and deceptive practices, if she would be pleading guilty and Forshee said she wanted to plead no contest because she was not guilty.

Boucher said he would not accept that and Forshee left the courtroom.

Pleading no contest means the accused doe...


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