Sarpy County
3:58 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Bellevue man gets life in prison for killing stepdaughter

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A 37-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his stepdaughter on the front porch of her mother's home in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue.

Omaha television station KETV says (http://bit.ly/UL5utF) Michael Williams was sentenced on Monday in Sarpy County District Court in Papillion (puh-PIHL'-yuhn). He'd pleaded guilty in October to first-degree murder after prosecutors dropped a weapons charge.

Prosecutors say Williams gunned down 21-year-old Michala Pomfret on April 10. She died two days later.

Williams' attorney says Williams tried to kill himself within days of shooting Pomfret. Jailers also say Williams tried to kill himself on Dec. 23 by taking an overdose of a nonprescription pain reliever.

In court on Monday, Williams apologized for the shooting and said he doesn't remember it.

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Information from: KETV-TV, http://www.ketv.com

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