Harrison County man takes plea deal in Nebraska murder case

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January 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A 29-year-old Iowa man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Omaha after making a deal with prosecutors.    Online court records say Justin Reinders, of Persia, Iowa, made the plea Tuesday in Douglas County, NE.,  District Court. He’d been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Milton Jackson.  Police say Reinders shot Jackson, of Omaha, on Jan. 6th, 2011,  at a lubrication business on the city’s west side.  Reinders also pleaded guilty to a felony firearms charge.  Reinders faces 25 or more years in prison when he’s sentenced on April 4th. The other murder charge carries either the death penalty or mandatory life in prison.