S-12-0893, State v. Mohamed Said Abdulkadir (Appellant)
Lancaster County, Judge Steven Burns
Attorneys: James R. Mowbray, Kelly S. Breen (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant) --- Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)
Criminal: 2nd degree murder; use of a weapon to commit a felony
Proceedings below: Appellant was found guilty by jury verdict of the two crimes. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for 2nd degree murder and a consecutive term of 15 to 25 years in prison for use of a weapon.
S-12-0335, Eddie Heckman v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Company (Appellant)
Box Butte County, Judge Travis O’Gorman
Attorneys: Nichole S. Bogen, Thomas C. Sattler (Wolfe Snowden Hurd Luers & Ahl LLP) (Appellant) --- Andrew W. Snyder (Chaloupka Holyoke Snyder Chaloupka Longoria & Kishiyama PCLLO)---Deborah R. Gilg (U.S. Attorney), Kathryn Keneally (Assistant Attorney General), Robert L. Homan(Assistant U.S. Attorney) (for United States, Department of Justice as Amicus Curiae)