Murder conviction of Omaha man upheld by Nebraska high court

January 19, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted in the 2013 shooting death of another man on a north Omaha street.

Teon Hill was convicted in 2016 of first-degree murder and two weapons counts for the death of 34-year-old Virgil Dunn. Police said Dunn was shot in an apparent robbery while walking on an Omaha street.

Hill was sentenced to life in prison and more time for the weapons counts. He appealed, arguing among other things that the trial court wrongly overruled his attorney’s motion to suppress evidence from Hill’s arrest, which he contended was illegal, and for failing to find that Hill’s trial attorney was ineffective.

On Friday, the high court found that Hill’s arguments were without merit and upheld his conviction.

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