- 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.


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


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

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