Woman gets jail, probation for role in man’s slaying
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to conceal a man’s slaying in Dawson County has been given jail time and probation.
Dawson County District Court records say 36-year-old Melissa Callahan, of Lexington, was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail and two years of probation. She’d pleaded guilty to attempted tampering with physical evidence, a misdemeanor. Prosecutors had lowered the charge in return for her plea.
Authorities say she helped move the body of Jose Hernandez and conceal the slaying by Jose Regalado-Mendez in October 2016. Hernandez’s remains were found near a farmhouse north of Lexington weeks after his death.
Regalado-Mendez has been sentenced to 40 to 45 years in prison.