- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A man serving a prison sentence in the death of a 5-year-old Omaha girl has been charged with his involvement in the death of another homicide victim.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1QgWdZs ) that 22-year-old Vincent Hicks was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday in the death of 29-year-old Tristan Harper.

Harper was slain at an Omaha residence in December 2013.

Three weeks later, 5-year-old Payton Benson was also killed in error as Hicks intended to shoot someone else. Authorities say her killing was gang related.

Police did not describe a motive in Harper’s homicide.

Hicks began serving his 65-year prison sentence in Payton’s slaying in April after pleading no contest to second-degree murder.

Police say Hicks will be brought to the Douglas County Jail from the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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