Life In Prison For Stepfather

By: WOWT & Associated Press Email
By: WOWT & Associated Press Email

A western Nebraska man has been given life in prison Friday for murdering his stepdaughter. Prosecutors say he did it because the girl was going to tell her mother that he, “touched me in a bad way”.

Eight-year-old Kerra Wilson was murdered in Mitchell, Nebraska September 21. At first, it was believed she might have been abducted after her stepfather Salvador Carlos Lopez dropped her off at school.

However, Lopez never did take her to school that day. Instead, he admitted to killing her and leaving her body in a remote area several miles from their home.

Lopez, 32, agreed to a deal that will put him in jail for life. He avoided the possibility of the death penalty.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports Sioux County Attorney Adam Edmund says Lopez deserved to die in prison.

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