Ex-Husker Again Asks Neb. High Court for New Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A former Nebraska football player is again taking his plea for a new trial to the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Thunder Collins is serving life in prison for the September 2008 shooting death of 38-year-old Timothy Thomas, of Los Angeles, during a botched drug deal in Omaha.

Last year, the Nebraska Supreme Court found that Collins was entitled to a hearing to see if he should get a new trial, based on Collins' claim that the jury in his murder trial should have been sequestered during deliberations.

In October, Douglas County District Judge Gary Randall found that Collins should not get a new trial.

In his latest appeal, Collins argues that Randall should not have presided over Collins' October hearing because he presided over Collins' trial.

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