Man sentenced to life gets chance at freedom

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A man who went into prison for an Omaha murder when he was 17 has been given a new sentence and a chance at freedom.
        A Douglas County district judge on Tuesday resentenced 51-year-old Dwayne Tucker to 50 to 70 years, with credit for nearly 33 years and eight months. Under the state’s “good time” law, he could be released in around 15 months.
        Authorities say Tucker and his 21-year-old half brother, Willie Tucker, robbed a restaurant in December 1981. Willie Tucker fatally shot the cashier, 18-year-old Lisa Lisko. Dwayne Tucker also was given life in prison without parole, because he participated in the deadly robbery.
        The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that people convicted as juveniles cannot be locked up for life without the chance of parole.