The man charged with a murder discovered Monday morning was in court Wednesday morning.
A judge ordered 61 year old Kenneth Munhall held without bond for the murder of 71 year old Merlin Prinz inside his home near 34th & Weber Street . At about 10 a.m. Monday, police were called for a check the well being at the home. Officers found Prinz dead and Munhall still inside the home. Police arrested Munhall for first degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony, and prohibited person in possession of a weapon.
Prinz's nephews say Munhall was living at their uncle's home. They say their uncle was a nice quiet man who would help people in need because he had trouble telling people no. "I think they were just disagreeing about something because they always got along. Merlin helped him out, but I don't this guy's background as much as I do," said Jason Lanoue, nephew of the victim.
Munhall is in fact a registered sex offender in Nebraska. In 2006, he was convicted and sentenced to 17 years in prison in Iowa for kidnapping and assault. The crime occurred in 2005 in Pottawattamie County.