HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska man who was acquitted of a murder charge has been imprisoned for conspiring to commit a robbery in Hastings.
Daniel Harden, 23, was sentenced Tuesday to 40 to 44 years. 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 was accused of shooting to death Jose Hansen on Sept. 11, 2017. Prosecutors had said that Harden and another man, 21-year-old Deante Mullen, of Lincoln, tried to rob Hansen, and Hansen was shot in the back.
Mullen pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and being an accessory to a felony. Prosecutors dropped a murder charge in return. He faces up to 20 years in prison on each charge when he's sentenced Feb. 11.