- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former Nebraska waitress has been found guilty of serving alcohol to an underage teenager who later died in a car wreck.

A jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday for 21-year-old Amanda Heiman, of Fremont, on a felony charge of procuring alcohol for a minor resulting in death.

Prosecutors say Heiman was a waitress at a Waterloo bar in December 2012 when she served alcohol to 18-year-old Jacob Dickmeyer, of Valley, and another underage friend. Prosecutors say Heiman knew the men were not legally old enough to drink.

Dickmeyer died later that night when the car he was driving rolled. His passenger was injured.

The defense said during trial that Heiman was a scapegoat. Prosecutors said someone needed to be held accountable.


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