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By Sydney Yalshevec
Western Nebraska Observer 

Man convicted in Kimball murder


KIMBALL – A jury has found Vencil Leo Ash III guilty of first-degree murder in the 2003 death of Ryan Guitron.

Monday's verdict came about 7:15 p.m. and ended a weeklong trial. Ash will return to court early next month for sentencing.

The end of the trial marks the second time Ash has been found guilty in the case. He was convicted of Guitron's murder by a jury in July 2012. However, the Nebraska Supreme Court overturned the ruling in October 2013, stating that the defense didn't have proper time to prepare for Ash's wife, Kelly Meehan-Ash, to take the stand. The Supreme Court said Ash's...

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