LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Lincoln man has been imprisoned for shooting to death a man in the backseat of his car.
Jesse Wilson, 33, was sentenced Wednesday to 58 to 70 years in prison. He'd pleaded no contest in October to manslaughter and a weapons charge. Prosecutors had lowered both charges and dismissed two others in exchange for Wilson's pleas.
Wilson tried later to withdraw the pleas but then dropped the effort last month.
Wilson had reported that Stacy Talbot was in the backseat of Wilson's car with two other people when Talbot began hitting him on Oct. 18, 2018. Wilson then turned and shot the 42-year-old Talbot in the chest.
Talbot fell or jumped from the car, police said, and died later at a hospital.
Wilson said the shooting was self-defense, but prosecutors said there was no evidence Wilson had been injured before turning around to shoot Talbot.
Talbot was a former North Platte resident.