Widow of road rage shooting victim speaks on Benson's guilty murder verdict

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - It's been a long year-and-a-half for Ivonne Womack, waiting for justice for her husband's death.

She found that justice inside a Douglas County courtroom on Wednesday.

"We wanted justice for him...and that's what we got," Ivonne Womack, 32-year-old James Womack’s widow said.

Womack finally reached some closure knowing the man who killed her husband is headed for a jail cell.

"I'm just glad he's going to get what he's going to get. What he deserves," Womack said.

Michael Benson was convicted of second-degree murder and other charges in the shooting death of Womack in September 2017.

Police say the two got into a road rage incident near 60th St. and L St. when Benson fired three shots, killing the truck driver.

"It's something that will never go away, but we have to work on ourselves and do the best for myself and my kids," Womack said.

Ivonne Womack sat in the courtroom as a jury read the verdict she was hoping to hear.

Moments after the decision she turned to Benson unsurprised by his demeanor.

"He didn't show any remorse or any affection or anything," Womack said.

Ivonne Womack and her three kids can now leave their worry behind.

"That's what he deserves. What he had done, take somebody else's life, and think that he was going to get away with it...he deserves to be where he is so we can have some closure," Womack said.

She told 6 News she and her kids have been taking therapy lessons and they're all doing a lot better since James’s death.

Benson will face a sentence anywhere from 20 years to life in prison for second-degree murder.