The man accused of killing a convenience store clerk on January 7th in Omaha was in court for the first time today.
40 year old Seth Hansen was struck and killed by a pickup after closing the store for the night.
A judge denied bond to 45 year old Dirk Blume. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says Blume is now facing two charges, the first being second degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Kleine says, “The allegation is that he (Blume) showed up. Mr. Hansen had closed the store and was walking outside. The defendant became upset that he couldn’t go in and get something. There were some words and that led to him running over Mr. Hansen.”
A second degree murder conviction carries a 20 year to life sentence and use of a weapon to commit a felony carries one to 50 years behind bars.
Hansen’s sister, Eve Shanklin was in court today for the bond hearing. She says, “To actually see the person was a little overwhelming. I’m just really glad the judge decided to keep him behind bars. It was 60 seconds when he had said something and run my brother over.”
Blume, a real estate agent in Omaha, was arrested one week after Hansen’s death.