No New Trial for Nebraska Man Despite DNA Evidence
A Wayne, Nebraska man, convicted of a 1985 murder in South Dakota won't get a new trial, despite new DNA evidence that concluded he wasn't the source of two hair samples taken from the victim. The Judge ruled that nothing in the DNA evidence exonerates Lewis Ashker. He added that the DNA evidence must be considered with the other evidence in the case. Ashker and Kurt Novaock, both of Wayne, were sentenced to life in prison for killing a man while trying to steal his gun collection.