Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Killer's Life Sentence

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

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday rejected the appeal of an Omaha man serving life in prison for killing another man during a burglary.

The court upheld the life sentence of 25-year-old Endre Turner, convicted of first-degree murder and a weapons count last year for the shooting death of 21-year-old Richard Harrison. Police say Harrison's mother discovered his body in a closet on September 29, 2011.

Prosecutors said during Turner's trial that he killed Harrison to keep Harrison from being able to identify him to police.

The Supreme Court acknowledged that officers who interrogated Turner misrepresented the potential punishment he could face, but concluded that his confession was still voluntary and not coerced.

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