- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Two men have been sentenced to prison for killing another Lincoln man a few days after Christmas in 2012.

On Wednesday 24-year-old Miguel Castillo was given 55 to 70 years. He’d pleaded guilty to being an accessory to second-degree murder and aiding and abetting use of a firearm.

And Judge Paul Merritt Jr. gave 21-year-old Adrian Casares life in prison. He’d pleaded no contest to aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

Castillo and Casares were convicted of killing Tyler Schoenrock on Dec. 30, 2012. Each man says the other shot Schoenrock.

Schoenrock’s body was found on a rural road outside of Lincoln.

The judge thought Casares and Castillo became angry with Schoenrock learned he’d been talking to law enforcement about them and their drug involvement.



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