Update: Double Murder Suspects Found Guilty

Two suspects accused of shooting and killing two men execution style at an Omaha auto body shop last December were found guilty of murder on Thursday.

After a week-and-a-half trial, the jury came back with a guilty verdict on seven counts filed against Derrick Stricklin and Terrell Newman.

The case likely hinged on a key witness, a third victim who was there at the time and pretended to be dead after shots were fired killing Carlos Morales and Bernardo Noriega, both shot in the head.

According to court testimony, the witness brought Noriega to the auto shop to check out some cocaine, but said after arriving, Stricklin and Newman came into the garage.

The witness said all three men were made to lie on the floor with their hands behind their backs and bags over their heads. The witness heard shots and was grazed, but still alive. He played dead until Stricklin and Newman left the garage.


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