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Central Nebraska man convicted of killing his stepmother

44-year old Trenton Esch was arrested Saturday after a brief stand off with law enforcement....
44-year old Trenton Esch was arrested Saturday after a brief stand off with law enforcement. Esch was taken to the Dawson County Jail in Lexington for the murder of his stepmother, 62-year old Crystal Esch of Broken Bow.(Dawson County Jail)
Updated: Jun. 19, 2021 at 2:28 PM CDT
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BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) - A 45-year-old central Nebraska man has been convicted of killing his stepmother last year.

A jury on Friday found Trent Esch guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 62-year-old Crystal Esch north of Broken Bow.

He was also convicted of use of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon. Crystal Esch was found shot to death in her home last July. She had a protection order against her stepson for threatening behavior and messages. á

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