Teenagers focus on criminal defense after Nebraska fatal shooting

On Behalf of | Feb 6, 2019 | Criminal Defense |

Many Nebraska residents may wonder how some people encounter one experience with the law after another, especially when the person is still in his or her teen years. However, sadly, some young people seem to fail to learn from their mistakes and instead become involved in more serious situations over time. Sadly, such is the case with an 18-year-old who now is preparing his criminal defense due to his alleged part in a fatal shooting.

The shooting happened on a recent evening at a Nebraska apartment building and resulted in the death of a 23-year-old man. The man was initially transported to a local medical center in extremely critical condition, but once there, he was pronounced dead. An 18-year-old man was found the next day and was taken into custody. After appearing in court on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony, he was ordered held in jail without bail. The teenager, who was charged with a misdemeanor several years ago and has a rocky history with the law, was released from probation only two months prior to the shooting.

A second suspect, an 18-year-old female, was later found and arrested for her alleged involvement in the shooting death. She is facing the same charges as the other suspect. Authorities say, moving forward, they may make other arrests in connection with the case.

Both of these teenagers now face some very serious charges. They are likely aware that the decisions they make now will impact the rest of their lives, and despite any prior experience they may have had with the law, they are probably feeling fearful and uncertain about their next move in this case. Fortunately, in the state of Nebraska, people in such situations can consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney for guidance in making these extremely important decisions.