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By Sandy Schroth

Eighteen-year-old found competent to stand trial


An inmate at the Antelope County Jail, who was recently evaluated by a mental health professional, has been found competent to stand trial.

Steven H. Habegger, 18, appeared in Antelope County district court, with his attorney, Antelope County public defender Pat Carney of Norfolk, for the third time. He was arraigned on four counts, a Class 3A felony, child abuse, alleged Feb. 10 at a Neligh motel, along with three Class 1 misdemeanors, contributing to delinquency of a child, debauching a minor and cruel mistreatment of an animal. Habegger entered not guilty pleas to all counts when he fac...

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