High Court Upholds Killer's Conviction

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Nebraska Supreme Court Friday upheld the convictions and life sentence of an Omaha man for his role in the stabbing death of a pizza delivery man.

Dontavis McClain was convicted last year of first-degree murder and other counts in the 2010 death of 33-year-old Christopher Taylor. Prosecutors said McClain and three others lured Taylor to a vacant apartment and killed him.

Bryton Gibbs, believed to be the man who stabbed Taylor, was sentenced to 100 years, and two others were sentence to less than 15 years in exchange for their testimony against McClain.

In his appeal, McClain argued that some evidence should not have been allowed and that the judge gave faulty jury instruction. The state's high court ruled that none of McClain's arguments had merit.

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