LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month has been sentenced to 60 to 120 years in prison.
28-year-old Danny Tucker Jr. also pleaded guilty to use of a firearm to commit a felony and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He pleaded no contest to possession of a stolen firearm.
His attorney said he still disputes witness accounts and the state’s contention that Tucker was seen with the pistol he used to shoot Earl Richardson III at a party in June 2014. The attorney said Tucker got the gun from Richardson during a struggle. Prosecutors said the men fought over drug debt.
Tucker will be eligible for parole after 34 years. He must serve 64 years if he doesn’t get parole.