Nebraska Woman Sentenced to Prison for Arson

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

Daphne Hansen

Daphne Hansen

(AP) — A 61-year-old northeast Nebraska woman has been sentenced to prison for arson.

Daphne Hansen, of Neligh, was sentenced Wednesday in Antelope County District Court to 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years. She had been convicted in May of arson, conspiracy to commit arson and aiding a felony.

Investigators say Hansen claimed a financial interest in a Neligh home and that she conspired with two other people to have the house burned down. No one was injured in the June 2010 blaze.

Hansen has vehemently denied any involvement in the fire, and her attorney indicated in court Wednesday that she intends to appeal the convictions.