Yutan man charged in death of his sister

POSTED BY: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


YUTAN, Neb. (AP) _ A rural Yutan man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of his sister more than two years after she was beaten. Records say 64-year-old Randall McDuffee has bonded out of jail. His attorney, Christopher Lathrop, declined to comment Thursday beyond saying that McDuffee will be pleading not guilty.

Authorities say 49-year-old Michelle McDuffee was visiting her brother in December 2013. He told officers that he and his sister had been drinking the night of Dec. 7 and that he found her the next morning on the kitchen floor. She was treated at an Omaha hospital for head and other injuries. Authorities say she never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on March 3 this year. An autopsy showed she died of complications from a blunt force head injury.