Trial date set for 1 of 2 men charged in Hastings slaying

May 16, 2019

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for one of two men charged in the shooting death of a Hastings man.

Adams County District Court records say 22-year-old Daniel Harden has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony. Authorities say Harden and 21-year-old Deante Mullen, of Lincoln, killed 19-year-old Jose Hansen on Sept. 11, 2017, during a robbery attempt.

Harden’s trial is set to begin Oct. 22 in Hastings. Mullen also has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge and is awaiting trial.