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TWO CHARGED IN WINNEBAGO DEATH

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Two people have been charged with killing a man on northeast Nebraska’s Winnebago Reservation.

Court records say 32-year-old William Redhorn Jr. was slain early on April 23rd in Winnebago.

An autopsy shows that he’d been strangled but also suffered head trauma.

Nineteen-year-old Jeremiah Wolfe and 21-year-old Lawrencia Merrick are charged with manslaughter.

Court documents state the two suspects told tribal police they’d come upon Redhorn outside a building he was trying to break into and approached him when he wouldn’t stop.

Wolfe says a fight then broke out between him and Redhorn and that he put Redhorn in a headlock until he quit struggling.

Merrick says she struck Redhorn’s head.

Wolfe says they didn’t intend to kill Redborn.

AP