State v. Honken

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State v. Honken

Case Number
A-17-0195
Court Number
Hamilton
Call Date
October 10, 2017
Case Time
1:00 PM
Case Summary

A-17-0195, State of Nebraska v. Robert S. Honken (Appellant)

Hamilton County, District Court Judge Rachel A. Daugherty

Attorney for Appellant:  Mitchell C. Stehlik, (Lauritsen, Brownell, Brostrom, & Stehlik, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Conspiracy to commit first degree murder

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court overruled Honken’s plea in abatement and motion to dismiss. Honken was then convicted following a stipulated bench trial.

Assignments of Error on Appeal:  On appeal, Honken assigns that (1) the trial court erred in overruling his plea in abatement and motion to dismiss and in finding him guilty because the evidence only demonstrated a single crime of conspiracy to commit first degree murder rather than two offenses; (2) the trial court erred in the length of the sentence imposed; and (3) his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to raise potential defenses arising out of his mental health issues.

Case Location
Lincoln
Court Type
District Court
Schedule Code
A2
Panel Text
Inbody, Pirtle, and Riedmann, Judges