Double Murder Suspect Appears in Court

By: 10/11 News/Associated Press
By: 10/11 News/Associated Press

Court documents reveal new information about the man accused of killing two people in Antelope County.

Matthew Hinrichsen appeared in court Tuesday.

Prosecutors say the 33-year-old Ewing man killed his ex-girlfriend and the man she was living with before setting fire to their home last weekend.

Hinrichsen is accused of first-degree murder in the deaths of 25-year-old Victoria Lee, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and 30-year-old Gabino Vargas, of Omaha.

According to court documents, Hinrichsen was having problems recently with Lee, who was his ex-girlfriend.

Officers arrested Hinrichsen early Saturday morning at his parents' home after he admitted to his father that he had killed two people. He was naked when police took him into custody because his clothes had been burned.

According to Antelope County Attorney Joseph Abler, Hinrichsen's attorney asked for a continence Tuesday.

The court date was rescheduled for December 18.

Hinrichsen is being held without bond.


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