Aubrey Trail has waived his right to have a jury decide whether he’s eligible for the death penalty.
A Nebraska jury found the 52-year-old Trail guilty of first degree murder Wednesday in the killing and dismembering of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe of Lincoln.
Trail opted Thursday to have the death penalty portion of his case sent directly to a three-judge panel, which will determine whether he gets death or life in prison.
Loofe’s body parts were found in 14 pieces in ditches along a state highway weeks after her disappearance.
She was reported missing two days after she had gone on a Tinder date with Trail’s 25-year-old girlfriend, Bailey Boswell.
Boswell is also charged with first-degree murder and is awaiting trial.