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Macy Man Sentenced For Killing His Brother

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Daniel Webster, III, age 23, of Macy, Nebraska, was sentenced for his conviction on a charge of voluntary manslaughter.  Senior United States District Court Judge Lyle E. Strom sentenced Webster to 48 months of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release.

On August 28, 2014, Webster was at an abandoned house on the Omaha Indian Reservation along with his brother and several other people, some being minors and some being adults.  The adults had been drinking throughout the afternoon and early evening.  Webster’s brother became increasingly agitated towards his girlfriend causing Webster to intervene.  Webster’s brother then began arguing with Webster and a physical altercation ensued.  During the altercation Webster stabbed his brother in the neck with a paring knife.  Webster’s brother was unarmed at the time.  After being stabbed, Webster’s brother attempted to leave the residence, however, he collapsed on the front porch where he later died.  An autopsy showed that Webster’s knife had severed his brother’s carotid artery and punctured the trachea.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Updated March 11, 2016

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime