Doug Peterson

Nebraska Attorney General

Omaha Man Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

Jaquez Clifton of Omaha was found guilty today in Douglas County District Court of First Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony in the July 20, 2014 death of Frank "Red" Sanders. After a seven day trial, jurors deliberated nearly seven hours before reaching their verdict.

Frank Sanders was shot in his home during a drug transaction that turned into a robbery.

The Nebraska State Attorney General's Office was asked by the Douglas County Attorney's Office to handle the case because of a conflict of interest. Assistant Attorneys General Mike Guinan and Matt Lierman prosecuted the case.

Clifton is facing life in prison. Sentencing is set for December 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.