Athlete Shot

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Lincoln man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder charges in the April shooting death of Nebraska soccer star Jenna Cooper.

Lucky Iromuanya also pleaded not guilty in Lancaster County District Court on a charge of attempted second-degree murder for shooting 22-year-old Nolan Jenkins at the same party.

The 22-year-old Iromuanya also pleaded not guilty to two counts of using a weapon to commit a felony.

He faces up to life in prison on the murder charge and up to 50 years in prison on each of the others.

His trial was set for the jury term beginning in July, but Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly says that likely will be delayed.

The shooting occurred at a party at Cooper's house to celebrate the end of the soccer season.

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