For The Record

Aubrey Trail’s Appeal is Denied

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the homicide conviction of Aubrey Trail, age 56, who was sentenced to death for his role in the murder of Sydney Loofe.Attorneys for Aubrey Trail argued that his client should have been granted a mistrial after he attempted to cut his own throat during his trial, in front of the jury.Trail was convicted on July 10, 2019, in Saline County District Court of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Sydney Loofe. He pleaded guilty to a count of improper disposal of human remains but, during the course of the trial, maintained that Loofe's death was an accident. The jury of six men ...

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