Former Nebraska RB Convicted of Murder

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Former University of Nebraska running back
Thunder Collins has been convicted of first-degree murder in the
September 2008 shooting death of a man in Omaha.

A Douglas County jury on Monday also found Collins guilty of attempted second-degree murder, felony assault and two weapons counts.

Collins was arrested a day after 38-year-old Timothy Thomas was
killed and another man was seriously wounded in a shooting in Omaha.

Prosecutors say the shooting stemmed from a botched drug deal in which Collins masterminded a plan to rob the men, who were from California.

Collins screamed at the jury on his way out of the courtroom: "Are you happy? Are you happy? You know I didn't kill anyone!"

Sentencing is set for Nov. 12.


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