GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island man accused in a New Year's Day 2018 shooting death stands convicted of second degree murder.
Court records show that Herbey Portillo, 25, pled no contest Thursday to second degree murder. Prosecutors dropped a related felony weapons charge.
Second degree murder means that the shooting death was committed intentionally and maliciously, but without premeditation.
Portillo stood accused of the shooting death of Trevor Sok, 19, in the early morning hours of New Year's Day.
Grand Island Police said the shooting happened at 1303 W. Charles St. around 3:45 a.m. New Year’s Day.
Emergency personnel responded and found Sok, 19, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported by ambulance to the CHI Health St. Francis Emergency Room where he died from his injuries.
Sok was a 2017 graduate of Giltner Public Schools.
Portillo is scheduled to be sentenced May 31, 2019, after a pre-sentence investigation. Court records indicate that the prosecutors will recommend a sentence of not more than 42-48 years in prison.