OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 34-year-old Omaha man has been given 100 to 103 years in prison for fatally stabbing a man and setting fire to his apartment.
Court records say Antone Page was sentenced Tuesday in Douglas County District Court. He’d pleaded no contest to second-degree murder, arson and attempted murder after prosecutors lowered the murder charge and dropped two related counts.
Police say Page stabbed 48-year-old Steven Edwards on May 6, 2016, and then touched off a fire after splashing gasoline onto Edwards and others at Edwards’ apartment. A police officer fired four gunshots into the apartment door lock so he and other officers could get in. Another officer used a stun gun to subdue Page and pull him from the burning apartment.
Edwards died at a hospital a few hours later.
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