Persia, IA man sentenced to prison for Omaha murder


April 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa man who pleaded guilty to killing an Omaha man has been sentenced to 60 to 80 years in prison. A Douglas County judge on Wednesday sentenced 29-year-old Justin Reinders, of Persia, Iowa, to 50 to 60 years for second-degree murder and 10 to 20 years on a weapons charge. Reinders was charged with fatally shooting Milton Jackson at a lubrication business in Omaha in January 2011. Reinders, who had been charged with first-degree murder, pleaded guilty earlier this year in a deal with prosecutors. Questions had been raised about Reinders’ sanity at the time of the shooting. A judge ruled earlier that Reinders was not insane and was competent to stand trial.