who broke into occupied car shot and killed
story that ran in the World-Herald as:
"No Charges Expected in Slaying"
by Nathan Odgaard
World-Herald Staff Writer
March 30, 2001
OMAHA, NEBRASKA -
"...charges probably won't be filed in the shooting death...according to
Keith Womochil, 37, was found
lying in the parking lot of a strip mall near 84th and K Streets after a man
called police at 4:45 a.m. Police questioned the caller, who is listed on police
reports as Beau M. Morrison, 24, for several hours that morning before releasing
Police have released few
details about the shooting. Sgt. Dan Cisar, police spokesman, said Thursday
night he couldn't comment on the case.
Womochil's wife, Jeanette, said
homicide detectives spoke with her Wednesday. She said detectives told her that
her husband apparently was trying to break into a 1991 GMC Jimmy in which
Morrison was sleeping. She said her husband had stolen car stereos in the past.
The sport utility vehicle's
alarm went off. She said Morrison awoke and fired several shots, according to
detectives, and her husband was hit four times - in the back, arm, neck and just
above the heart.
The vehicle had tinted windows,
she said. Had her husband known someone was inside, he would not have tried to
break in, she said.
Jeanette Womochil said the
detectives appeared to believe the shooting was justified, though she doesn't
"He was at the wrong place
at the wrong time," she said.
Morrison's attorney, Carl
Cohen, said he would not discuss the case while the investigation continued.
"The only thing I can say
is the investigation will show that there was no fault on behalf of my
client," Cohen said.
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