Two Sentenced To Life In Double Homicide

By: Brittany Gunter, Roger Hamer Email
By: Brittany Gunter, Roger Hamer Email

Two Omaha men were sentenced to two terms of life in prison after being convicted of killing two men at an auto body shop in December 2012.

Terrell Newman and Derrick Stricklin both spoke to our cameras after the sentencing.

"This is not justice," Newman said. "And I'm going to resume my innocence. and uh...this is a step, just another step that I've gotta take."

Stricklin was adamant the judge denied several key pieces of potential testimony the could have cleared him in the case.

"Nothing but corruption and whoever the judge is and crooked police officers and everything I'm telling you is on the record," Stricklin said.

When asked about the sentence, Stricklin replied: "The sentence doesn't mean nothing. That's just the way they can justify the crookedness that they did to me."

Both plan to appeal the sentencing.

The victims were Bernardo Noriega and Carlos Morales.

Noriega's daughter Brianna told WOWT 6 News, "They just have a lot of courage to tell us that they're innocent because they're not. I mean they deserve life, because we can never get our dad back and they deserve to suffer in there, just how much we hurt without him."

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