Man to change plea in beating, stabbing death of 3-year-old son in Montana field

A Washington state man accused of killing his 3-year-old son in a Montana field is to appear in court to change his plea.

Jeremy Brent Cramer of Lacey, Wash., had previously pleaded not guilty to mitigated deliberate homicide in the July death of his son, Broderick.

Cramer is scheduled to change his plea in a hearing in the southwestern Montana city of Dillon. Court documents did not detail the new plea he plans to enter.

Prosecutors say Cramer took his child from their home and drove to southwestern Montana, where he killed the boy in a remote field 5 miles from the town of Anaconda.

Cramer's brother told police his brother was a former methamphetamine addict who had been "doctor shopping" for a physician who would provide him with Adderall.