Aubrey Trail ruled competent to stand trial


On Wednesday, a Saline County judge ruled Aubrey Trail competent to stand trial.

Trail, along with Bailey Boswell, has been charged with the murder of 24–year–old Sydney Loofe last year.  Both are facing the death penalty.

Sydney was reported missing in November 2017.  Shortly after, authorities identified Trail and Boswell as “persons of interest” in her disappearance and law enforcement in Missouri arrested them on unrelated charges.

Soon after, Sydney’s remains were found in rural Clay County.

In an interview with Channel 8, Trail had denied involvement in Sydney’s death.

“I will clarify that there are rumors that I can confessed,” Trail said.  “That is a lie.  I never confessed anything, but I will not make a statement on it.”

He later went back on that, saying he was “accountable” in Sydney’s death and saying Boswell had no involvement in it.

“Bailey was in a different room,” Trail said.  “What she’d done was already done.  She had nothing to do with Sydney’s death.  She was not there when it occurred.”

In June, the Nebraska Attorney General’s office announced they were charging Trail and Boswell with first degree murder in the death of Sydney Loofe.

Trail’s trial is set to begin in June.  His next scheduled court appearance is December 5th.


A judge has ruled that Aubrey Trail is competent to stand trial. 

The ruling came after a competency hearing held Wednesday afternoon at the Saline Count Courthouse. 

Trail, along with Bailey Boswell, are charged by state prosecutors with the murder of Lincoln woman Sydney Loofe.

Trail’s trial is slated for June. 




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