Former Nebraska Running Back Convicted Of Murder

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

OMAHA, NE -- Former University of Nebraska running back Thunder Collins has been convicted of first-degree murder in the September 2008 shooting death of a man in Omaha.

A Douglas County jury on Monday also found Collins guilty of
attempted second-degree murder, felony assault and two weapons
counts.

Collins was arrested a day after 38-year-old Timothy Thomas was
killed and another man was seriously wounded in a shooting in
Omaha.

Prosecutors say the shooting stemmed from a botched drug deal in
which Collins masterminded a plan to rob the men, who were from
California.

Collins screamed at the jury on his way out of the courtroom:
"Are you happy? Are you happy? You know I didn't kill anyone!"

Sentencing is set for Nov. 12.


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