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Man convicted of killing army veteran sentenced this morning

Posted at 11:29 AM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 12:29:19-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald are reporting that a man who was convicted of shooting and killing a 32-year-old army veteran has been sentenced this morning. The deadly road rage incident near 60th and L Streets shocked Omaha when it happened in 2017.

Douglas County District Judge Timothy burns sentenced 26-year-old Michael Benson to 67-89 years for the murder of U.S. Army Veteran James Womack.

The incident happened when Womack approached the vehicle Benson was riding in to confront him about being cut off in traffic. As he turned his back and walked away, he was shot dead.