Grand Island Man with Overturned Murder Conviction Heading Back to Prison on Drug Charge
Grand Island man who served more than a decade in prison for
accidentally shooting a friend to death when he was 16 is headed back to
prison for a drug offense.
Tyler Keup, 30, was sentenced Tuesday in
U.S. District Court in Lincoln to five years in prison. He had pleaded
guilty in February to conspiracy to distribute 5 grams or more of
Keup was released from prison in 2011 after an
appeal because he was 16 in 2000 when he shot 18-year-old Maricella
Martinez in the head with a pistol while showing her the gun. The judge
ruled in the appeal that Keup couldn't form the intent to kill, which
was necessary for a second-degree murder conviction.