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Nebraska man makes first court appearance in double murder case


We're learning more about what may have happened inside a Northeast Nebraska mobile home in the moments before and after the killings of two people.

Matthew Hinrichsen, 33,of Ewing Nebraska made his initial appearance in Antelope County Court Tuesday. Hinrichsen faces murder, felony weapon and arson charges in the deaths of 25-year-old Vickie Lee and 30-year-old Gabino Vargas in their trailer home east of Ewing on Saturday.

Family members of both victims as well as Hinrichsen attended Tuesday's hearing, which was continued by Court Judge Donna Taylor. The continuance came at the request of Hinrichsen's attorney Martin Klein, who requested more time to speak with Hinrichsen about the case. Antelope County Prosecutor Joseph Abler was assisted by two members of the Nebraska Attorney General's Office, who will be involved with the case going forward.

Hinrichsen was placed back into the custody of Antelope County officials, then transferred to the Madison County Jail, where he'll be held without bond until his next court appearance next Tuesday.

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