Man accused of slaying Lincoln man at Fonner Park charged with robbery

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The 20-year-old man accused of killing a Lincoln man at Fonner Park last Thursday has been given more charges, according to court documents.

Logan Hunts Horse is now charged with robbery and another count of the use of a weapon to commit a felony in the robbery.

On Friday, Hunts Horse was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 62-year-old Todd Scherer.

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He was also initially charged with two counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony, one for using a firearm and one for using a bat in the slaying of Scherer.

A Hall County court has set Hunts Horse’s bond at $500,000.

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In the arrest affidavit filed Friday, investigators allege Hunts Horse attacked Scherer after he asked about sexual favors.

Investigators say the question made Hunts Horse and his friends uncomfortable, so he followed Scherer into his tack room and shot him in the stomach.

He would later go to the Walmart on South Locust Street with 16-year-old Austin Kelly, Hunts Horse’s girlfriend and an unnamed person.

While there, Kelly and Hunts Horse planned to return to Scherer’s tack room, take his wallet and use his cash for gas, according to the affidavit.

The two returned to Scherer’s room, and Hunts Horse used a wooden baseball bat to hit him on the back side of the head while he was still alive, investigators say.

The affidavit alleges that Kelly then reached into Scherer’s pocket and pulled out his wallet.

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Around 10 a.m., Grand Island Police were called to Fonner Park on a report of a dead man at the stables.

Shortly after, Hunts Horse was found sleeping in a different tack room in the same stable, according to police.

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