Nebraska Supreme Court Rejects Killer's Appeal

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Nebraska Supreme Court rejected a motion Friday for post-conviction relief by an Omaha man sentenced to life in prison for the 2003 shooting death of another man.

Edward Robinson Jr. was convicted of killing 28-year-old Herbert Fant in February 2003 after arguing with him. Fant was found dead in a car parked in a restaurant lot, shot several times in the chest and abdomen.

The state's high court affirmed Robinson's conviction on direct appeal in 2006 and he filed a motion for post-conviction relief. Such motions are filed after all other appeals have been exhausted.

Robinson argued in his post-conviction appeal that he was denied a fair trial because his lawyer was ineffective, but the Nebraska Supreme Court rejected those arguments.

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