Neb. man charged with killing ex-girlfriend, man

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December 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

EWING, Neb. (AP) — A northeast Nebraska man was denied bail on two counts of first degree murder in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend and the man she was living with. The Norfolk Daily News reports Matthew Hinrichsen of Ewing appeared Tuesday in Antelope County Court. Prosecutors say Hinrichsen killed Victoria Lee of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Gabino Vargas of Omaha before setting fire to their mobile home last weekend. Court documents say Hinrichsen had been having problems recently with Lee, who was his ex-girlfriend. He also faces firearm charges and an arson charge. Officers arrested Hinrichsen early Saturday morning at his parents’ home after he admitted to his father that he had killed two people.