Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Antelope County Double Murder

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Northeast Nebraska man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend and her new husband in December 2012 and setting fire to their trailer.

An Antelope County judge sentenced 34-year-old Matthew Hinrichsen Tuesday on two counts of first-degree murder and two weapons charges.

The Nebraska Attorney General's office says Hinrichsen received two life sentences for the killings. And he was sentenced to 65 to 80 years on the weapons charges. All of Hinricksen's sentences will run consecutively.

Hinrichsen was convicted in October of killing Victoria Lee and her husband, Alex Vargas.

Their bodies were found in a charred trailer in rural Antelope County, where the newlyweds were living. Prosecutors say Vargas died from three gunshot wounds, and Lee died of blunt force trauma to her head.

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