By Sandy Schroth

O'Neill man to spend up to 40 years in prison for death of son


December 1, 2022

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A 23-year-old O'Neill man was sentenced, Nov. 21, to decades in prison for causing the death of his 13-month-old son in July 2021.

John T. Applegarth was sentenced by the Honorable Mark Kozisec, in the Holt County district courtroom in O'Neill, to not less than 30 years, nor more than 40 years in a facility under the jurisdiction of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. He was given credit for 463 days served in jail since his arrest and was taxed $147 costs of prosecution.

Charges were first filed July 20, 2021, in Holt County court, relative to the death of Bryor Weekly, who d...

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