Sentencing delayed for man accused of 2020 killing
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- The sentence for a man convicted in a 2020 killing in North Platte was delayed for a second time in Lincoln County District Court Monday.
Keith Allen's attorney, Mike Nozicka, withdrew form the case after accepting a position with the Lincoln County Attorney's Office.
Meanwhile, the defense said Monday that they had received a tip about possible jury misconduct during the trial, which could potentially lead to a new trial.
Allen is accused of killing 25-year-old Brett Allen Torres outside of his home in May 2020. He faces life imprisonment for first-degree murder and up to 50 years in prison for possession of a firearm to commit a felony.
Allen's sentencing is now scheduled for March 28th.