A challenge to the Nebraska death penalty made by attorneys representing a woman charged in the death and dismemberment of a young Lincoln woman has been rejected.
Saline County Judge Vicky Johnson ruled the attorneys for 24-year-old Bailey Boswell were premature in their claim that the state’s capital punishment procedure is unconstitutional, because Boswell is merely charged in the death of Sydney Loofe. There has been no conviction. There has been no sentence.
Boswell has been charged along with 51-year-old Aubrey Trail in the strangulation and death of Loofe in early December of last year.
Authorities discovered Loofe’s remains in Clay County weeks after Loofe was reported missing.