Trial date set for teen accused of helping murder

By: Channel 8 Newsroom

GERING, Neb. (AP) A Lisco teen accused of helping plan a fatal attack on a western Nebraska jail guard has been scheduled for trial.

Officials say 16-year-old Guy Eagle Elk appeared Friday in Scotts Bluff County District court for arraignment on a charge of aiding and abetting first-degree assault. His trial is set to begin in early July.

Eagle Elk is accused of playing a role in the February 14th slaying of 24-year-old jail guard Amanda Baker. Another teen, 15-year-old Dylan Cardeilhac, of Torrington, Wyoming is charged with first-degree murder.

Authorities say security video shows Cardeilhac lured Baker into his cell, pouncing on her and strangling her from behind.

Authorities say Eagle Elk told Cardeilhac how to choke the woman.

Both boys are charged as adults.