One of the five people accused of having a role in the murder of an Omaha man has been found guilty. Ryan Elseman was alleged to have been the one who pulled the trigger, killing Kris Winters.
Elseman faces a life sentence plus 50 years after being found guilty in Douglas County Court on Thursday. Winters was killed in July 2011 during a botched robbery attempt at his home near 51st and U streets.
Emily Gusman, who was 15 at the time, was the first person arrested. It is alleged that she came to the door of the Winters home with a friend wanting to buy marijuana. She then reportedly sent a text, giving the other suspects the go ahead to get inside.
In addition to Gusman and Elseman, Nicholas Ely, Drake Northrop and Marqus Patton were arrested and charged with the murder. So far, only Patton and Elseman have gone to trial. Patton's trial ended in a hung jury.
Elseman will be sentenced in November.