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Murder trial begins


The State of Nebraska versus Vencil Ash trial with jury held its first full day of court on Tuesday.

Vencil Ash is charged with the 2003 murder of Ryan Guitron. He was previously found guilty of the murder in July 2012. However, the Nebraska Supreme Court overturned the ruling in October 2013, stating that the defense did not have proper time to prepare for Ash’s wife, Kelly Meehan-Ash, to take the stand. The Supreme Court stated that Ash’s requests to postpone the trial in order to prepare a defense against the testimony should have been granted.

On Tuesday, Ash, the defendant, was pre...

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