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Hasty hearing set in Indiana girl's dismembermentIndiana man charged with killing, dismembering girl set for hastily scheduled court hearing
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) ' An Indiana man who confessed to bludgeoning a 9-year-old girl to death and dismembering her body is expected in court.
A defense attorney for 39-year-old Michael Plumadore declined to discuss the reason for the hastily scheduled Friday afternoon hearing. A spokeswoman for Allen County prosecutor's office didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.
Defense attorneys and prosecutors told the judge last week that they are ready for his trial to start next month.
Plumadore is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and removing a dead body from the scene in the December 22 death of Aliahna Maroney-Lemmon at a trailer park in Fort Wayne.
Plumadore was a family friend who was caring for the third-grader because her mother was sick.
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