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By Don Ogle 

Martinez Loses Postconviction Appeal to Supreme Court


April 12, 2019

A man convicted of a 2012 murder in Sidney has been denied postconviction relief by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Larry Martinez was convicted in July 2012 in the shooting death of Mandy Kersham and was later sentenced to life in prison. Martinez later appealed the conviction, which was denied.

This time around, Martinez filed for postconviction relief, claiming his council was ineffective for not raising his mental capacity in support of an argument that his statements to law enforcement should have been suppressed for being involuntary, and also for not raising an argument that his mental c...

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