Sometimes, police locate a suspect in a murder case in a matter of days or even hours. Other times, they face more challenging cases, and months or years can pass before a suspect is identified. The latter is true of a Nebraska murder case that happened in 2013 and has remained unsolved. Five years after the incident, a 27-year-old man has been identified through DNA samples and now is focused on his criminal defense for some very serious charges.
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.
Sometimes, friends get together and conjure a plan to make some money quickly and easily. However, if the plan involves illegal activity, most often the participants end up in serious trouble with the law. Such was the case when a Nebraska store robbery led to the arrest of two men and a woman who now require criminal defense.
Relationships can be complicated. Sometimes, no matter how much two people care for each other, an argument begins and escalates to the point where one person ends up unintentionally hurting the other, either emotionally or physically or both. It seems this may have been what happened recently in Nebraska, where a man faces criminal charges after he allegedly shot his long-time partner, critically injuring her. She is not expected to survive the shooting, and he is now left to consider his criminal defense.
The holiday season is a particularly stressful time for many Nebraska residents. When people who don't always spend time together gather for an event that is often hyped by general society to be full of fun and merriment, a tense situation can sometimes arise, during which a person may display atypical behavior, resulting in a need for criminal defense. This is possibly what happened on Thanksgiving Day at a residence in Kearney.
When most drivers get behind the wheel of a vehicle, they have no intention of causing an accident. However, sometimes a driver can become momentarily distracted, and what began simply as a well-intentioned act becomes a much more complicated situation. Such is the case for a Nebraska man now facing criminal charges after he borrowed an SUV from a friend with the intention of driving it to visit his family in Omaha.
Mother-daughter relationships can often be complicated. Even pairs who love each other may not always agree on all matters. Despite experiencing discord, violence is relatively rare. However, prosecutors in Nebraska have charged a woman with attempted murder, claiming that she shot her mother with a BB gun.
When a person is accused of a crime, there are often many different decisions to make. For many people, one of the most important choices related to criminal charges is whether to fight the charges in court or accept a plea deal, if offered. For example, a man recently chose to accept a plea deal after Nebraska law enforcement officials claim he was intoxicated when he was involved in a fatal accident while driving an all-terrain vehicle.
When facing the news of the unexpected loss of a loved one, a person might react irrationally. This fact -- including that someone may react physically after learning of the death of their partner -- is likely not a surprise to most people. However, a man in Nebraska is now charged with assault on the responders at the scene of the death of his girlfriend.
When a crime occurs, there is an understandable need to provide answers to both community members and victims. Often, this desire for answers may force law enforcement officials to make hasty decisions not fully supported by evidence. As such, people facing charges in Nebraska, including allegations that they were involved in a homicide, may need to carefully examine the case against them.