Suspect in Essex school shooting to change plea

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The man accused of killing two people and wounding two others in an Essex shooting spree is going to change his plea and will not be going to trial.

Twenty-nine-year-old Christopher Williams will either plead guilty or no contest to charges stemming from the Aug. 24, 2006 shootings in Essex.

Victims and family members of the two people killed will testify at the hearing, scheduled for Jan. 16.

Police say Williams set out to kill his estranged girlfriend, but when he couldn’t find her he killed her mother and then a coworkers at the school. Two people were wounded.

Attorneys wouldn’t say if Williams had been offered a specific prison sentence in exchange for his change of plea.

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