Mullen, Harden appeal sentences in Hansen murder case

Published: May. 4, 2020 at 4:36 PM CDT
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The two men convicted in connection with the 2017 shooting death of Hastings resident Jose Hansen are appealing their prison sentences.

In February,

22, was sentenced to 19-20 years in prison for attempted robbery and 19-20 years for accessory to a felony. He was convicted of those charges in November.

Mullen was also a key witness in the trial of

. A jury found Harden not guilty of Hansen's murder November 4th. Harden was convicted of felony conspiracy to commit robbery and was sentenced in January to 40-44 years in prison for that crime.

The Nebraska Court of Appeals has accepted transcripts from both convicts to appeal their sentences. No hearing dates have been scheduled.

In a letter to the court asking for a court-appointed attorney, Mullen wrote in part, "I was just sentenced in your courts to 38-40 years. I do not think what I got was fair for what I did for the system and the family of the victim."

A third suspect in the case,

, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with the case. She was sentenced to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Hansen was found shot to death September 11, 2017, near West G street in south Hastings. No-one was convicted of murder in the case.

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