By Sandy Schroth
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Defendant's son disrupts sentencing

 

August 24, 2023

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An Orchard structure, deemed a dangerous building, includes a damaged roof and boarded windows. Owner, Earlene Jensen, appeared in court last week for sentencing.

Earlene F. Jensen, 81, of Royal faced the Honorable Donna Taylor in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh on Aug. 16, for sentencing on a Village of Orchard ordinance violation - maintaining a dangerous building (105 North Windom Street), a Class 4 misdemeanor committed in November 2022.

The case was prosecuted by Orchard village attorney Joseph McNally of Neligh.

Jensen read from a list of repairs she and her son had completed. McNally testified he had visited the site that morning and found a "significant number of problems, including large holes in the roof...5 to 10% of the entire roof"...



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