Nebraska Couple Convicted of Arson in South Dakota
TYNDALL, S.D. (AP) — A
Nebraska couple accused of burning down a restaurant they owned in
South Dakota to collect insurance money has been convicted of felony
arson and reckless burning after a weeklong trial.
General Marty Jackley says a jury in Bon Homme County
returned the verdict on Friday against 62-year-old Charles Johnson and
56-year-old Kimberly Johnson, of Niobrara Neb. They each face up to 20
years in prison and $40,000 in fines when they're sentenced Aug. 7.
charges stemmed from an October 2010 fire that destroyed Libby's Steak
House in Springfield and another business and damaged a third.