Omaha man gets 2 life sentences for 2015 killings
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to two life sentences for the 2015 shooting deaths of two people.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that 28-year-old Preston Pope was sentenced Friday in Douglas County District Court for the deaths of DePrecia Neelon and Garion Johnson. He also received 160 years for other counts in the crime. He is not eligible for parole.
Neelon was found Aug. 6, 2015, after police and firefighters were called to a house on fire in northeast Omaha. The 23-year-old Neelon was pronounced dead at the scene. Police determined she had been shot to death when she went onto the home’s back stoop to put out the flames.
Police say Johnson was shot to death three days later in his car when he was ambushed by Pope and Short.
Short faces trial in January.
Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com