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Omaha man convicted in robbery killing of Army soldier

March 29, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has convicted an Omaha man of first-degree murder in the 2018 death of a U.S. Army soldier who was visiting Omaha relatives for the holidays.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that Douglas County jury also found 36-year-old Jason Devers guilty Friday of a weapons count in the January 2018 shooting death of 27-year-old U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle LeFlore.

Prosecutors say Devers and another man who was the gunman accosted LeFlore outside an Omaha bar with the intent to rob him. Police say a gold chain with LeFlore’s DNA on it was found among Devers’ belongings.

An Omaha jail inmate with a history of testifying to jailhouse confessions for prosecutors testified earlier this week that Devers told him about his involvement in the crime.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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