OMAHA, Neb. – A Douglas County jury has found former Nebraska running back Thunder Collins guilty of first-degree murder.
The jury returned its verdict around 2 p.m. Monday. Jury members had begun deliberations Friday afternoon before heading home for the weekend.
Collins was arrested last September within a day of a shooting in Omaha. Thirty-eight-yearold Timothy Thomas was killed and another man was seriously wounded.
Prosecutors built their case on the theory that the shooting was the result of a botched drug deal. They described Collins as the mastermind behind a plan to rob the two men, who'd traveled from California.
Collins' attorney, meanwhile, argued the prosecution's witnesses were lying.