Man sentenced to life in Sidney case appeals to Supreme Court


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Larry Martinez was sentenced to life in prison for his conviction in the 2012 shooting death of Mandy Kershman. Martinez is appealing the case in Supreme Court.

A man sentenced to life in prison for the 2012 shooting death of a Sidney woman is appealing his conviction to the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Larry Martinez, 57, was was convicted following a jury trial and sentenced to life imprisonment consecutive to 10-50 years. The sentence came last September on convictions of 1st Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony.

In July, 2012 Martinez shot Mandy Kershman over a text message that she sent him. Martinez was found guilty by a Cheyenne County jury.

A motion to suppress has been filed and the appeal will go before the high court in Octob...

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