Thu July 31, 2014
Man sentenced to life for Omaha shooting death
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of another man outside a west Omaha nightclub.
A Douglas County District judge sentenced 25-year-old Avery Tyler on Wednesday to life for first-degree murder. Tyler — a former Bellevue University basketball standout — was also sentenced to 20 to 30 years for a gun charge.
The sentence comes after Tyler's first trial ended in mistrial in January, when a juror made inappropriate comments about the case. Tyler was convicted on retrial.
Investigators say Tyler retrieved a gun and shot Delayno Wright outside the Halo Ultra Lounge on September 3rd, 2012, as the two men argued.
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