Nebraska High Court Upholds Killer's Conviction

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Nebraska Supreme Court has again upheld the conviction and sentence of a man serving 45 years-to-life for murdering his girlfriend in their Overton home in 2000.

Timmy Timmens argued in his latest appeal that his trial lawyer was ineffective because he failed to raise the defense that Timmens was too drunk to make a decision to kill 35-year-old Tracy Giugler. Timmens also claimed his appellate attorney was ineffective for
failing to argue that the trial attorney should have raised the issue of intoxication.

The Nebraska Supreme Court rejected Timmens' arguments on
Friday.

The high court also upheld Timmens' conviction in 2002. In that appeal, Timmens had argued a lower court erred by allowing testimony about how Timmens did not show up for a meeting with police investigating the killing.


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