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Ross Lorello receives life in prison on Wednesday for murder of Omaha-area realtor Michael Sodoro

Posted at 5:13 PM, May 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-04 18:13:38-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Ross Lorello III,43, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Michael "Mickey" Sodoro in the District Court of Douglas County on Wednesday. He was found guilty in February of first degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, for which he also received a sentence of 47 to 50 years.

Lorello was arrested in December of 2020 and, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, he met 70-year-old Sodoro at a rental property on W Street in west Omaha, which had been recently purchased by the Sodoro family.

Deputies found Sodoro's body inside a crawl space covered with a loose carpet. He had a gunshot wound to the head, according to an affidavit.

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