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Nebraska man found guilty of manslaughter in fiancé's death

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Posted at 6:08 PM, Dec 15, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A northeastern Nebraska man has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of his fiancé last year on the Winnebago Indian Reservation.

The Sioux City Journal reports a federal grand jury on Wednesday found 27-year-old Jonathan Rooney not guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of 22-year-old Kozee Decorah, opting for the lesser charge of manslaughter instead.

Officers responding to a call for help from Decorah in May 2020 found her burning remains in a fire outside a cabin near Winnebago. Rooney was found sleeping in the cabin with the couple’s 4-month-old son.