A southeastern Nebraska jury on Friday returned guilty verdicts against a man accused of murdering his cousin. The Richardson County jury found Desiderio Hernandez guilty on all counts.
Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder, using a firearm to commit a felony and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The charges stem from an incident at a Falls City home in August of 2015 in which Joseph Debella, Jr., 31, was fatally shot.
The 35-year-old defendant then fled to Horton, Kansas, where he was arrested after an hours-long standoff with police.
Hernandez remains behind bars awaiting sentencing early next year.