Collins sentenced to life in prison
OMAHA, Neb. -- Former Nebraska running back Thunder Collins has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a September 2008 shooting that killed one man and injured another.
In sentencing Thursday the Douglas County District Court also gave Collins a further 110 years on other counts, including attempted second-degree murder, assault and two weapons charges. The sentences are to be served consecutively.
Collins' attorney says he will appeal.
Collins was arrested within a day of the Omaha shooting that left 38-year-old Timothy Thomas dead and another California man, Marshall Turner, seriously wounded.
Prosecutors said the shooting stemmed from a botched drug deal in which Collins masterminded a plan to rob the men.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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