Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Conviction

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and sentence of a Lincoln man who killed his grandmother. 22-year-old Byron Weaver was convicted of second-degree murder, in the 2001 death of 71-year-old Maria Hall. Hall's body was found inside a closet, five days after her death.

Weaver was sentenced to sixty years to life in prison. The high court rejected claims that Weaver's trial judge, didn't give the jury proper instructions, and that there was insufficient evidence to convict him. Weaver is eligible for parole in about thirty years.