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Man ordered to stand trial in September killing in Omaha

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Nov 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-23 13:53:08-05

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder for allegedly opening fire on two teenagers in Omaha, killing one of them.

Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald report that in addition to the murder charge, J’Maun Haynie of Papillion is charged with second-degree assault and two counts of use of a firearm to commit a felony.

Homicide Detective Jordan Brandt testified at Monday’s hearing that Franco Vasquez was shot three times and was found dead on Sept. 12 inside a car. The other victim had been shot once through her back but survived. Both shooting victims were 18.

Police believe the shooting was part of an attempt to steal marijuana.

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