2nd man accused in drug debt slaying takes plea deal

January 8, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A second man charged with a fatal Lincoln beating over a drug debt has taken a plea deal.

Lancaster County District Court records say 37-year-old Dominic Aguirre pleaded guilty Friday to felony assault and attempted kidnapping. Prosecutors dismissed charges of second-degree murder and other crimes in return for Aguirre’s pleas. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 13.

Prosecutors say Aguirre and Paul Clark killed 35-year-old Phillip Madlock on June 28 last year. The 36-year-old Clark pleaded no contest to assault and weapons charges and was given 60 to 80 years in prison.

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