A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of Jacob Adams in Nebraska City Sunday.
Sebastien Hall has been charged with second-degree murder as well as use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Authorities accuse Hall of stabbing Adams in the throat and chest during a fight.
Deputy County Attorney for Otoe County John Palmtag says a million-dollar bond for Hall is justified given the severity of the charges.
“Given the circumstances, the threat to re-offend potentially if he was released, as well as an adequate amount to insure his appearance at the next court date,” Palmtag tells Big Apple Radio, an affiliate of Nebraska Radio Network.
Palmtag says much work remains before Hall appears for a preliminary hearing on August 17th.
“Of course, we have to secure statements from witnesses,” Plamtag says. “We have to review autopsy results, review any other evidence, any body cameras from police, the crime scene investigation, statements from doctors, EMTs, innumerous variables and witnesses.”
A second man, 22-year-old Dylan Boyle, has been charged with misdemeanor assault. His bond was set at $5,000.
According to Palmtag, the confrontation took place Sunday evening as Adams passed the residence in which Hall and Boyce lived. Hall and Boyce, who were sitting outside, exchanged words with Adams. The confrontation escalated, Hall drew a knife on Adams, stabbing him in the throat and chest.
Boyle was attempting CPR on Adams when police and paramedics arrived. Autopsy results have yet to be released.
Relatives and friends of Hall and Adams were present at the brief court hearing. One person yelled, “Justice for Jake,” as she was leaving.
Andrew Wolff, Big Apple Radio, contributed to this story.