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Jangir to get mental evaluation

NEBRASKA CITY — A judge has ordered a mental evaluation for an Iowa man charged in the deaths of his former girlfriend’s parents in Nebraska.

The Nebraska judge Monday ordered the evaluation for 36-year-old Brindar Jangir to determine whether he is mentally fit enough to stand trial.

Jangir was arrested in March near San Diego as he tried to reenter the United States from Mexico. Jangir is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the March 23 shotgun deaths in Douglas of 56-year-old Randal Grimes and 51-year-old Annette Grimes.

The affidavit says Randal and Annette Grimes were the parents of a woman Jangir was living with in Sioux City, Iowa, until she moved out March 12. The affidavit says she told officers Jangir threatened to kill her and her parents if she ever left him.

Man takes plea deal in drug case

YORK — A California man has taken a plea deal in a Nebraska drug case.

York County District Court records say 33-year-old Casey Mullenaux of San Pedro, California, pleaded no contest to delivery of controlled substances. Prosecutors dropped other charges against him in return. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 12.

Mullenaux was a passenger in a pickup towing a trailer last August when it was pulled over along Interstate 80 for failing to move over when passing emergency vehicles. A York County Sheriff’s Department drug dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the trailer. Prosecutors say deputies found marijuana, cannabis wax and other drug-related items inside crates being hauled in the trailer. The items were valued at more than $1.5 million.

Mayhew Cabin celebration moved

The Mayhew Cabin’s annual Juneteenth celebration will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 in Nebraska City.

Because of the museum’s closure, the event will take place at the G.A.R. Hall/Civil War Veterans Museum, 910 First Corso.

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At 11 a.m., Dave Marsh will present his Humanities Nebraska program “Music of the Civil War” and perform various songs from that time period. In addition, the Christ Temple Praise Team will perform a music program at 1 p.m.

More information: 402-873-0799 or mayhewcabin@hotmail.com.

Omaha man gets life sentence

OMAHA — An Omaha man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2018 death of a U.S. Army soldier who was visiting Omaha relatives for the holidays.

Jason Devers, 36, was sentenced Tuesday for first-degree murder in the shooting death of 27-year-old U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle LeFlore.

Prosecutors say Devers and another man who was the gunman accosted LeFlore outside an Omaha bar with the intent to rob him in January 2018. Police say a gold chain with LeFlore’s DNA on it was found among Devers’ belongings.

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