A teen-ager has pleaded no contest to charges stemming from a grisly murder in northeastern Nebraska.
18-year-old Bryan Galvan-Hernandez has entered pleas of no contest to a count of attempted murder and a count of accessory to a felony in the death of 41-year-old Kraig Kubik near Emerson on November 1st of 2016.
Kubik’s body was found in a culvert in rural Cedar County four days after he had been reported missing. Kubik had been shot in the back of the head. His body had been dismembered.
Authorities arrested Galvan-Hernandez and Andres Surber after Kubik’s disappearance when the severed right arm and leg of Kubik were found in the trunk of a car found at an abandoned farm in Dixon County owned by the Surber family.
Surveillance video caught Galvan-Hernandez and Surber escorting Kubik from his residence. It later caught the two dragging his apparently lifeless body across Kubik’s front yard.
In exchange for the plea, the state reduced its original charge of first degree murder against Galvan-Hernandez. Sentencing is set for December in the Dakota County District Court. Galvan-Hernandez faces up to 70 years in prison.