By Sandy Schroth

Neligh woman reconsiders delay in starting jail sentence


November 9, 2023

A Neligh couple, whose June 29 argument became physical, were each sentenced to seven days in jail for counts of third-degree assault, by mutual consent.

Plea agreements had been negotiated with Antelope County attorney Joe Smith by the respective court-appointed attorneys for Melissa A. Murberger, 48, represented by Martin Klein of Neligh, and Ronald E. Murberger, 48, represented by public defender Pat Carney of Norfolk.

The agreement included staggered jail sentences so one of them would be available to care for their children and Smith’s agreement to file no further charges related to the i...

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