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Sixth Person Arrested For Helping Suspected Killer

By: Amaka Ubaka
By: Amaka Ubaka

Omaha police have arrested a sixth person for aiding and abetting 27-year old Michael Sebesta who was on the run for allegedly shooting his roommate Philip Burden back in January.

Twenty-five-year-old Craig Klaus, was arrested Friday. Klaus was already detained in jail for a different offense.

Sebesta was in court Friday, along with three others who police say were "accessories" to the shooting of Burden.

Heather McCord, is the mother of two of the suspects, 22-year-old Carly Mccord and 19-year-old Angel Mccord-Bovee.

She says methamphetamine is what is responsible for her daughters to start hanging out in the streets and around the wrong crowd.

“It's heartbreaking because once they get to the age of 18 there's nothing you can do as far as getting them help with drugs.”

She says the whole ordeal is hard to believe.

“It's comes as a shock that all this is happening because this is a pretty serious crime, but again it's the drugs in this town,” says McCord.

Police say the sisters provided food and clothing to Sebesta while he was on the run for the murder of his roommate.

She says her youngest daughter, Angel had been dating Sebesta since October and they broke up the night before the shooting.

“To me he seemed like a good kid. He dated my younger daughter, he was nice and respectful. He didn't swear or cuss to me he was a decent person.”

Twenty-three-year old Alicia Godsey is also charged with being an accessory to Sebesta.

Her attorney, Tim Olsen says she recently met Sebesta and helped him get a hotel room at the Comfort Inn, where he was eventually arrested by police.

Olsen says Godsey had no idea he was on the run.

“She fully cooperated with police and in fact told them where he was located. That's why he was apprehended. She's cooperated throughout."

Sebesta maintains his innocence and will be back in court in March. He is being held without bond.

The three women will also be back in court in March.

Douglas Shearer who was also arrested for aiding and abetting will have his first court appearance next week.


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