45-Year Sentence for Dollar Store Slaying

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

An Omaha man who entered a guilty plea to manslaughter and was sentenced to 45 years in prison for a shooting in 2011 that killed 36 year-old Jarrod Maxwell.

Court records say Horace Amerson was sentenced on Tuesday in Douglas County District Court. He'd pleaded guilty after prosecutors reduced a murder charge to manslaughter and dropped one of two weapons charges.

Police say Amerson fired a dozen shots on March 8, 2011, into the parking lot of a Family Dollar Store. One of the bullets struck and killed 36-year-old Jarrod Maxwell.

Amerson said he'd been seeking revenge for the shooting of his brother, Jonas Amerson. But prosecutors said Maxwell had nothing to do with that slaying.

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