NE man arraigned on murder of a former Missouri Valley City Council person


February 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NELIGH, Neb. (AP) – A northeast Nebraska man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her new husband has pleaded not guilty.  The pleas were entered on Wednesday for 33-year-old Matthew Hinrichsen, of Ewing,  in Antelope County District Court.  Hinrichsen has been charged with arson, two weapons counts and two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 25-year old Victoria Lee, a former City Councilperson from Missouri Valley,  and her husband, 30-year-old Alex Vargas.

Investigators found the couple’s bodies on Dec 8th, 2012, in a burned-out mobile home near Ewing. Hinrichsen was being held without bond at the State Prison in Lincoln, NE.  His trial is set to begin April 8th.