Rockland: Norwell teen accused of running down teens expected to change plea to “guilty”

A Norwell teen accused of running down a group of teens in Rockland with a minivan back in May of 2010 is due back in court on this week, when he is expected to change his plea in the case.

Nathan DelaPlain-Zook was slated to go on trial on Monday on four counts of attempted murder in connection with the alleged incident. However, Plymouth County Assistant District Attorney Russ Eonas says Delaplain-Zook will be in court on Thursday where he is expected to make a change in plea in front of Superior Court Judge Carol Ball.

Delaplain-Zook, who had pled not-guilty, is expected to now plead guilty.

Delaplain-Zook allegedly drove his mother’s minivan into a group of teens which had allegedly gathered to watch a fight in Rockland between some teens from Rockland and Norwell, striking several of them.

When Delaplain-Zook was arraigned a court-appointed pshycologist questioned his mental competency–he was later deemed fit to stand trial.

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