Nebraska man wants to skip his own death penalty hearing

Published: Mar. 7, 2021 at 1:25 PM CST
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WILBER, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska man doesn’t want to attend this week’s hearing that will determine whether he should be sentenced to death for killing a Lincoln woman.

Aubrey Trail said in a motion filed Friday that he wants to skip the hearing at the end of this week that will determine his sentence. Trail, 54, was convicted in 2019 of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the November 2017 death and dismemberment of 24-year-old Lincoln store clerk Sydney Loofe, who disappeared after arranging a date with Trail’s girlfriend, Bailey Boswell.

Loofe’s body parts were found in 14 pieces in ditches along a state highway, weeks after her disappearance.

Boswell, was convicted in October of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and improper disposal of human remains for her role in Loofe’s death. Boswell is set to be sentenced this summer.

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