By Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2014

GERING, Neb. (AP) - Court hearings have been set for two teens charged as adults in the strangulation of a jail guard.

Scotts Bluff County Attorney Doug Warner says a March 17 preliminary hearing has been set for 16-year-old Dylan Cardeilhac, of Torrington, Wyo. He is charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the Valentine’s Day death of 24-year-old Scotts Bluff County Detention Center guard Amanda Baker.

Warner says 16-year-old Guy Eagle Elk, of Lisco, was to appear in court Friday for a bond hearing. He is charged as an adult with aiding and abetting Baker’s death.

Investigators say Cardeilhac lured Baker into his cell on Feb. 14, then choked her before taking her keys in an attempt to escape. Police say Eagle Elk advised Cardeilhac on how to choke the guard.

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