Authorities have arrested a Nebraska sex offender they say was responsible for the brutal 1983 slaying of an Iranian exchange student at UNO.
Convicted murdered Aubrey Trail will find out June 9 whether he'll be sentenced to die by lethal injection or life in prison without parole.
Michael Harbour, 35, and Nicole Hatten, 36, were found dead July 30 on the west side of the Best Western Plus at 4706 S. 108th St.
A man police say is responsible for killing two people outside a southwest Omaha motel last summer has been extradited from Texas.
Man arrested in slayings of 2 men
Mabior Mabior, 24, of Omaha, was booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of two counts of criminal homicide and two counts of use of a gun to commit a felony.
However, Assistant Attorney General Doug Warner, in a 28-page brief, argued that Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell planned for several months to abduct and kill someone for sexual gratification.
Alisia C. Cooke, 30, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Bellevue man whom she and others had plotted to rob. She was sentenced to 60 years to life, a term that is cut in half under state law.
Autum Acacia-Cortes knew the two men she killed, an Omaha police detective testified Monday, and the three frequently spent time together, usually drinking alcohol.
Trail, 54, was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and improper disposal of human remains in the 2017 slaying of Sydney Loofe.
Niccole Wetherell was serving a life sentence. Her cause of death has not yet been determined, but she was being treated for a medical condition, according to the Nebraska Department of Corrections.
Eric Ramos, who was charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a fellow inmate during a 2017 riot at Tecumseh State Prison, will be retried. His first trial ended in a mistrial in 2018.
Autum Acacia-Cortes, of Omaha, will now face two first-degree murder charges in connection with two men who were found dead in two different spots a week apart.
Authorities think the gun they found in 2020 in a storm drain near 29th and Ellison is the weapon that killed Julius Vaughn in October 2013.
Omaha Police have arrested Autum Acacia-Cortez, 37, in connection with a slaying at the Highland Tower.
District Judges Vicky Johnson of Wilber, Darla Ideus of Lincoln and Peter Bataillon of Omaha will determine whether convicted murderer Bailey Boswell is sentenced to life or gets the death penalty.
The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Jeremiah Connelly, who was under arrest on suspicion of stealing a car when he suddenly told police he'd dumped a woman's body in Fremont.
SECOND TRIAL IN SLAYING OF SYDNEY LOOFE
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