- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that a knife with a blade longer than 3½ inches is indeed a deadly weapon that a Lincoln resident should not have had in his vehicle.

Court records say Bao Nguyen (bow wihn) was convicted of possessing drugs and carrying a concealed weapon and sentenced in 2015 to one to three years in prison. He didn’t appeal his drug conviction but did appeal the weapons count to the Nebraska Appeals Court and then to the Supreme Court.

Nguyen argued the state must prove he had deadly intent for the knife found in a sun visor of his vehicle.

On Friday the high court said state statute made it clear that any knife with a blade longer than 3½ inches is a deadly weapon.

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