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Convictions upheld in 2012 Sidney murder


The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld multiple convictions for a 2012 murder in Sidney.

The court on Friday upheld first-degree murder and weapons convictions and the life sentence of Jason Custer, who in March 2014 was convicted in Cheyenne County District Court for the killing of Adam McCormick in November 2012.

Prosecutors say Custer shot McCormick at a Sidney house after the two men argued over $160 in drug money.

In his appeal, Custer argued prosecutorial misconduct, that there was not enough evidence to convict him, and that the trial court gave faulty jury instructions and excessive sent...

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