Adrian Garcia

Adrian Garcia

A 25-year-old Omaha man doing time for a killing there got sentenced Monday to three years more for punching a prison guard in the face.

Adrian Garcia pleaded no contest to assault on an officer in the third-degree.

Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Jeff Mathers said Garcia punched a guard at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on March 9, 2016. He said the guard had to be treated for the injury to his face.

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At the time, Garcia was serving 36 to 61 years for the second-degree murder of Miguel Cervantes in 2009 and other charges.

Lancaster County District Judge Jodi Nelson sentenced Garcia on Monday for the assault.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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