"Unbelievable" Case Sends Two to Jail

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Two southeast Nebraska people have been given a year behind bars because one of them asked the other to stab her.

The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that 22-year-old Jessalyn Stierwalt, of Beatrice, was convicted of obstructing government operations.

Authorities say Stierwalt asked two friends to stab her in the abdomen and shoulder last July so she could avoid going to a probation appointment the following morning. She later told authorities she needed time to "sober up."

Court records say one of the friends was 20-year-old Scott Roberson-Turman, of Fairbury, who also was sentenced on Wednesday.

The other friend, 33-year-old Jerry Duke II, of Beatrice, is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday.

Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund said Stierwalt's scheme
"takes stupidity to a new extreme. It's just unbelievable."

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