Nebraska man arrested in connection with stepmother’s death

A 44-year-old man suspected of killing his stepmother was arrested Saturday night after a standoff with the Nebraska State Patrol, authorities said.
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BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — A 44-year-old man suspected of killing his stepmother was arrested Saturday night after a standoff with the Nebraska State Patrol, authorities said.

The Nebraska State Patrol said 62-year-old Crystal Esch was found dead around 6:30 p.m. Saturday after a shooting was reported at a home north of Broken Bow in central Nebraska.

The suspect in the shooting, Trenton Esch, fled to his home in Broken Bow. He remained inside his home until emerging voluntarily around 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

The Nebraska State Patrol said Trenton Esch is being held in the Custer County Jail while the shooting is investigated.

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