One of the “Elkhorn Eight” will spend up to 45 years in prison for his part in the murder of Brian Carson in April of 2009. Ryan King had previously pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. He had been originally charged with first degree murder.
Ryan King is one of eight people charged in the beating death of Carson, who was found in the trunk of a car in a field near Elkhorn. Carson’s son, Ryan Carson is accused of the actual murder. Authorities say he planned the murder after he learned about a sexual relationship between his girlfriend and father.