State v. Loving

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State v. Loving

Case Number
A-18-0112
Court Number
Douglas
Call Date
January 16, 2019
Case Time
9:00 AM
Case Summary

A-18-0112, State of Nebraska v. Jeffrey Loving (Appellant)

Douglas County, District Court Judge Gregory Schatz

Attorney for Appellant:  Thomas C. Riley and Leslie E. Cavanaugh (Douglas County Public Defender’s Office)

Attorney for Appellee: Douglas J. Peterson and Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Second Degree Murder and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Appellant was found guilty of the charges by a jury. The district court subsequently sentenced him to a total of 110 to 130 years’ imprisonment.

Assignments of Error on Appeal:  On appeal, Appellant alleges that the district court erred in (1) prohibiting him from testifying about his fears of retaliation while incarcerated and awaiting trial; (2) overruling his Batson challenge to the makeup of the jury; (3) erroneously instructing the jury regarding the elements of second degree murder and manslaughter; (4) failing to grant a directed verdict when there was insufficient evidence presented to demonstrate he did not act in self-defense; and (5) imposing an excessive sentence.

Case Location
Lincoln
Court Type
District Court
Schedule Code
A1
Panel Text
Moore, Chief Judge, Pirtle, and Arterburn, Judges