Omaha Man’s First Degree Murder Conviction Upheld

Posted 6 months ago

By Associated Press

Endre Turner

Endre Turner

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of an Omaha man serving life in prison for killing another man during a home burglary.

The court on Friday upheld the life sentence of 25-year-old Endre Turner.

Turner was convicted of first-degree murder and a weapons count last year for the 2011 shooting death of 21-year-old Richard Harrison. Police say Harrison’s mother discovered his bloody body in a closet on Sept. 29.

Prosecutors said during Turner’s trial that he killed Harrison to keep Harrison from being able to identify him to police.

The Supreme Court acknowledged that officers who interrogated Turner misrepresented the potential punishment he could face, but concluded that his confession was still voluntary and not coerced.