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Nebraska prosecutors to pursue death penalty in only one of two grisly small-town killings

Posted on AllSides February 27th, 2024
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OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska prosecutors have decided not to seek the death penalty in the December killing of a Catholic priest inside his home but will pursue execution in the brutal killing of a retiree during a break-in that happened in the same tiny town four months earlier. Kierre Williams has been charged with fatally stabbing the Rev. Stephen Gutgsell, 65, during a break-in at the rectory next door to St. John the Baptist Church in Fort Calhoun just hours before he was scheduled to lead mass on Dec. 10....

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