The state’s highest court today upheld the conviction of a man who was found guilty in the 2004 shooting death of a UNL soccer player.
Thirty-year-old Lucky Iromuanya had claimed his trial and appeal lawyers were ineffective and failed to object to witness testimony.
He also claims he attorney gave him bad advice not to testify in his own defense.
Iromuanya was put away for a 50-year sentence on second-degree murder charge in the death of Jenna Cooper.
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Iromuanya failed to show that his lawyers were deficient or that his case was hurt by his lawyers’ recommendations.