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Man's Bid for Release From Nebraska Prison Rejected

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected a request for post-conviction relief by a man serving life in prison for the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy.

Jason Marks was convicted in 1994 of the drive-by shooting of 16-year-old Arthur Godbolt. Police say Marks was 18 when he engaged in a shootout with a rival gang member.

Godbolt, who was standing nearby and not armed, was hit in the head by a bullet Marks fired.

Marks' motion for post-conviction relief accused the judge and prosecutor in his case of misconduct. Marks also alleged his trial attorney was ineffective.

Prison inmates file post-conviction relief motions once they have exhausted all other appeals.

On Friday, the state's high court rejected Marks' motion, saying there was no merit to his claims.

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