Criminal Law

A Nebraska Man Is Sentenced to 70 Years to Life For the Death of an Officer

A Lincoln man was sentenced to 70 years to life in prison Wednesday for the shooting death of a police officer in 2020.

Felipe Vazquez, now 19, shot Officer Mario Herrera when he tried to escape from police who were serving an arrest warrant for him at his Lincoln home. Vazquez was wanted in the stabbing death of 36-year-old Edward Varejcka months earlier.

Vazquez was sentenced to another 59 to 86 years for attempted assault on a second officer, escape and four gun charges, the Lincoln Star reported. He will not be eligible for parole for about 70 years.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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