LINCOLN, Neb. 77-year old Bayapa Lingala was charged in court with one count of second degree murder and a second count of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.
Lingala faces 20 years to life for the first count and anywhere from one to 50 years in prison for the second. Lingala's passport was revoked as Lingala had indicated to the court that he would like to return to India.
The bond was set at a million dollars. Lingala will be appointed a public defender.
An Indian interpreter translated from English to Indian for Lingala, who appeared to show little emotion.
When the judge asked Lingala if he knew what he was being charged with, Lingala only responded "yes" after being asked several times.
Lingala is accused of stabbing his son-in-law 46-year old Sujay Nooka at a family birthday party in the 6600 block of S. 21st street on August 5th around 10:30 p.m.
When police arrived, they found Nooka with a stab wound to his chest. He died a few hours later in the hospital.
Lingala is back in court August 29th at 10 a.m. Stay tuned to 1011now.com for more on this story.
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