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Nebraska man sentenced to 30 days in jail; Stanton County woman's death investigation still ongoing

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STANTON, NE (KTIV/US92) -

A Woodland Park Nebraska man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for lying to police about his live-in girlfriend.

Stanton County Court Judge Mike Long handed that sentence to 43-year-old Kevin Broberg Tuesday. Broberg was arrested after telling police that his girlfriend, Keisha Spears, was at the hospital, when she was later found by law enforcement officials bound in Broberg's house.

Broberg had previously told authorities that Spears experienced seizures from time to time, and that he was worried about a seizure causing further damage to a recent knee surgery she'd had.

Broberg said in court Tuesday that he lied to officers about Spears' whereabouts at the time because she feared Stanton County law enforcement. He said he was trying to protect her.

Spears was found dead in Broberg's home back in April. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says the investigation into her death is still ongoing, and that post-mortem and toxicology results are still pending related to her death.

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