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Online post sees probation office recused from murder case

Online post sees probation office recused from murder case
Bailey Boswell Murder Trial in Lexington's Dawson County Courthouse on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

Wilber, Neb. —  A judge has pulled a state probation office in southeastern Nebraska from a high-profile murder case after a staff member commented on the defendant in a social media post.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the judge on Wednesday recused the office from preparing a presentencing report on 26-year-old Bailey Boswell, who was found guilty last month of first-degree murder and other counts in the 2017 dismemberment killing of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe of Lincoln.

The decision was made after a probation office staff member posted on social media following Boswell’s conviction that there should be “full justice for Sydney. Dismember Bailey the same way Sydney was.” Officials say that staff member is no longer employed by the probation office.

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