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Oakdale woman pleads guilty to beating her mother

Nancy Boland, 56, was arrested and charged with

Nancy Boland, 56, was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter and evidence tampering. (Nov. 19, 2011) Photo Credit: New York State Police

An Oakdale woman who pleaded guilty last month to killing her former husband pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting her 83-year-old mother with the elderly woman's aluminum walking cane.

Nancy Boland, 57, will not serve any additional time under terms of her plea before Judge Martin Efman in Suffolk criminal courthouse in Riverhead.

Suffolk County prosecutors agreed the sentence of 7 years in prison for assault, followed by 5 years probation, would run concurrently with the 7-year term she faces in Nassau County for killing her ex-husband in his North Bellmore home.

Boland pleaded guilty to manslaughter in that case and will be sentenced March 13. She admitted to stabbing Walter Boland, during a dispute on Nov. 16, 2011, and dumping his body on a bike path off the Wantagh State Parkway, north of Sunrise Highway.

She was out on bail when she beat her mother, Marie Wieden, during an argument Jan. 28 at the Oakdale home the two women shared. Wieden was treated for bruises and a broken nose at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.

Boland's attorney, David Besso of Bay Shore, negotiated the plea deal in both counties.

"The disposition was the best we could achieve" given that her mother, the crime victim, was "unwilling to cooperate in the continued prosecution of her daughter," said Robert Clifford, a spokesman for Suffolk County district attorney's office.

Before accepting her guilty plea, Efman asked Boland a series of questions, including whether she was satisfied with the work of her defense attorney. She said she was and the judge added, "You should be."

Sentencing is March 28.

Prosecutors had gotten an order of protection against Boland that prohibited her from any contact with her mother. However, the mother got the judge to modify the order of protection so she could visit her daughter in jail, Clifford said.

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