Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Muderer's Conviction

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

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a man serving life in prison for killing his former roommate in Omaha.

In a ruling Friday, the court rejected Michael Juranek's arguments that his statements to police after the fatal stabbing should have been inadmissible in court.

Juranek was found guilty of first-degree murder for fatally stabbing 52-year-old Jimmy McBride on September 14, 2011. Police said Juranek and McBride had gotten into a fight.

A police officer spotted Juranek shortly after the stabbing and shouted to get his attention. Juranek then turned around and said he had struck someone. When police asked later whether he was willing to share information, Juranek admitted that he stabbed McBride.

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