LaRon Branch is now facing a charge of Second Degree Murder for the death of 27-year-old Jarvis Long. Branch was initially charged with Manslaughter.
The new charge was filed in Lancaster County Court Tuesday afternoon. He’s also accused of Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony. Bond has been set at $500,000.
Long was found stabbed to death on January 16 in Lincoln’s Peter Pan Park, on North 33rd Street. Branch was arrested on February 15.
His next hearing date is schedule March 11.