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Omaha man gets life in prison for shooting death of soldier

Jason Devers was sentenced to life in prison for the January 2018 death of a soldier in Omaha, Nebraska.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 11, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. — An Omaha man convicted in March of first-degree murder in the 2018 death of a U.S. Army soldier has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that 36-year-old Jason Devers mocking clapped his handcuffed hands when his sentence was handed down Tuesday and told a prosecutor she was "going to hell" for "sending the wrong man to prison."

Prosecutors say Devers and another man who was the gunman accosted 27-year-old U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle LeFlore outside an Omaha bar in January 2018 with the intent to rob him. LeFlore was in Omaha visiting relatives for the holidays when he was shot.

Police say a gold chain with LeFlore's DNA on it was found among Devers' belongings.

Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

 

Army Sgt. Kyle LeFlore was shot dead in January 2018.

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