Lincoln Man Faces 20 Years in Prison After Plea in Murder Case

A Lincoln man is facing up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded no contest to charges connected to a 2012 murder.

Adrian Casares was in Lancaster County Court Friday afternoon. He pleaded no contest to aiding and abetting a felony. The judge found him guilty. He is expected to be sentenced in April.

Casares was arrested, along with Miguel Castillo, after the killing 25-year-old Tyler Schoenrock.

Police say a man delivering newspapers found his body in a rural area north of Lincoln in December 2012.

Preliminary autopsy reports confirm that Schoenrock was shot to death.

In addition to Castillo's first-degree murder charge, he's also facing charges for use of a firearm to commit a felony and possession of a firearm by prohibited person.