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Wife of slaying suspect charted as accessory to arson

Wife of slaying suspect charted as accessory to arson

BANCROFT, Neb. – The wife of a man charged with murder, arson and other crimes in northeast Nebraska has been charged as an accessory to the arson.

Court records say investigators think 41-year-old Becky Weitzenkamp was involved in the fire that destroyed the Cuming County home of 64-year-old Ernest Warnock a day after he was killed but before his body was found. The body was found March 11 in the rubble of the home north of Bancroft. Investigators say he’d been stabbed to death before the fire.

Weitzenkamp’s husband, 48-year-old Jody Olson, and his 27-year-old son, Derek, are charged with second-degree murder, arson and related crimes.

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