WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) _ Two people have been charged with killing a man on the Winnebago Reservation.
Court records say 32-year-old William Redhorn Jr. was slain early on April 23 in Winnebago.
An autopsy shows that he’d been strangled but also suffered head trauma.
Nineteen-year-old Jeremiah Wolfe and 21-year-old Lawrencia Merrick are charged with manslaughter.
Court records say the two had told tribal police that they’d come upon Redhorn outside a building he was trying to break into and approached him when he wouldn’t stop.
Wolfe says a fight then broke out between him and Redhorn and that he put Redhorn in a headlock until he quit struggling.
Merrick says she struck Redhorn’s head.
Wolfe says they didn’t intend to kill Redborn.