Jan 09, 2020 5:28 PM

Woman accused in Hastings slaying sentenced to year in jail

Posted Jan 09, 2020 5:28 PM
Katherine Creigh
Katherine Creigh

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) - A woman accused of being an accessory to the 2017 slaying of a Hastings man has been sentenced to a year in jail.

At her sentencing, Wednesday, Katherine Creigh, 23, was credited with 75 days already served. She'd made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of government operations.

She'd been charged as an accessory in the slaying of Jose Hansen, who prosecutors said was killed during a robbery attempt by Daniel Harden and another man.

Creigh testified against Harden during his trial. He was charged with first-degree murder, a weapons count and conspiracy to commit robbery. But jurors convicted him only of the robbery charge. He awaits sentencing.

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Man gets 300-day sentence for crash death of passenger

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - A Columbus man has been sentenced to 300 days behind bars for the death of his passenger after the vehicle they were in crashed.

Platte County District Court records say Martin Gomez Jr. was sentenced last week. He'd pleaded no contest to felony vehicular homicide while driving reckless. Prosecutors had lowered the charge from felony vehicular homicide while under the influence.

The crash occurred on the morning of June 22, about 5 miles north of Columbus. Gomez's northbound sport utility vehicle went out of control, entered a ditch, veered back onto the roadway and rolled several times before coming to rest in a field, authorities have said.

His passenger was pronounced dead at the scene: Joseph Sullivan, 24. He lived in Columbus.