Appeal of Nebraska Killer to be Heard

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear the appeal of an Omaha man convicted of killing an Omaha college student whose body has never been found.

Christopher Edwards was convicted of second-degree murder in the
2006 disappearance of 19-year-old Jessica O'Grady. Edwards was
sentenced to 100 years to life.

Edwards filed an appeal in 2010 in Douglas County District
Court, saying former Crime Scene Investigation unit commander David Kofoed planted evidence in his case, among other things. Kofoed is serving a prison sentence for tampering with evidence in a Cass County case.

The lower court rejected Edwards' request for a hearing or new
trial, saying there was a "massive amount of blood" and many
investigators working on the case, so there was little possibility
that one investigator planted evidence.

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