YRTC teen gets prison for February attack on employee

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KEARNEY, Neb (KSNB) A teenager accused of attacking a YRTC employee in Kearney last winter is going to prison.

Luke Cuello, 18, is accused of attacking a YRTC employee around midnight on February 24th. The victim told investigators that Cuello and Edward Gonzales, 18, punched and choked her and threw her to the ground. The men then stole her keys and escaped the YRTC. The victim's injuries have required numerous medical visits and several weeks away from work.

Court records show Cuello has been convicted on felony robbery and strangulation charges and has been sentenced to one to six years in prison.

Gonzales has been convicted on two counts of felony robbery, two counts of felony escape and assault. He is scheduled to be sentenced January seventh.

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