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Man sentenced in death of Peru State College student to appeal conviction

Posted at 3:36 PM, Sep 27, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The man convicted of murdering a Peru State College student will appeal his conviction this Friday.

In 2010, student Tyler Thomas disappeared. Authorities say Joshua Keadle was the last person seen with her.

Keadle claims he left her alive next to the Missouri River, intoxicated without a coat on Dec. 3.

He was convicted of second-degree murder.

Thomas's body was never found.

Keadle's attorneys say there wasn't enough evidence for his conviction.

SEE MORE: Joshua Keadle sentenced in 2010 killing of Ty Thomas

Keadle sentenced to 35 - life in prison

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