Court overturns 1 of Nebraska woman's convictions

By: AP
By: AP

Neligh, NE (AP) - The Nebraska Appeals Court has reversed one conviction of a 62-year-old Neligh (NEE'-lee) woman found guilty in an arson case.

The court said in a decision released Tuesday that there wasn't enough evidence to convict Daphne Hansen of aiding consummation of a felony. That reversal will eliminate the sentence of six to 12 months in prison she was given. But Hansen still faces 24 to 30 months in prison for arson and conspiracy. She was convicted in May 2013.

Investigators say Hansen claimed a financial interest in a Neligh home and that she conspired with two other people to have the house burned down. No one was injured in the June 2010 blaze.

Hansen denied any involvement in the fire.

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