Omaha Man Gets 45 Years for Murder at Dollar Store
CREATED May. 1, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A 28-year-old Omaha man has been given 45 years in prison for the slaying of another Omaha man.
Court records say Horace Amerson was sentenced on Tuesday in Douglas County District Court. He'd pleaded guilty after prosecutors reduced a murder charge to manslaughter and dropped one of two weapons charges.
Police say Amerson fired a dozen shots on March 8, 2011, into the parking lot of a Family Dollar Store. One of the bullets struck and killed 36-year-old Jarrod Maxwell.
Amerson said he'd been seeking revenge for the shooting of his brother, Jonas Amerson. But prosecutors said Maxwell had nothing to do with that slaying.
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