- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha teen convicted of the gang-related killings of two others has been sentenced to 75 years in prison.

Omaha television station WOWT reports (https://bit.ly/2ellbwk ) that Charles Trotter was sentenced Wednesday.

A Douglas County jury found Trotter guilty in June of two counts of first-degree murder and other crimes in the shootings of 25-year-old Dexter Joseph and 26-year-old Marcel Lovejoy. Both men were found dead in a north-central Omaha apartment on Jan. 3, 2015.

Trotter was 16 at the time but was prosecuted as an adult.

Trotter’s first trial ended in a mistrial in March after a several fistfights broke out in a courtroom hallway during a lunch break. The brawl involved more than 30 friends and relatives of Trotter and his victims. Four of the people were arrested.

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This story has been corrected to show Trotter was sentenced Wednesday, not Friday.

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Information from: WOWT-TV, https://www.wowt.com


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