2 Charged in Stabbings at North Platte Group Home
CREATED Jul. 12, 2013
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - Two residents of a North Platte group home for at-risk boys have been charged with stabbing two workers there.
They were arraigned on Wednesday and each charged with attempted first-degree murder, use of a deadly weapon, escape and theft. Bail was set at $2 million each.
One of them, 18-year-old Keenan Lambert, of Miller, was a state ward who had been placed at the Nebraska Youth Center by Buffalo County authorities. The other boy, a 16-year-old from Hastings, was placed there by Adams County authorities. The Associated Press doesn't routinely name juveniles accused of crimes.
Authorities say the two stabbed Diana Johns and Robin Schneider early Tuesday morning before fleeing in Schneider's car. They were captured in Dawson County as they traveled down Interstate 80. The two women were hospitalized.
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