Father, son sentenced for Bancroft, NE murder

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WEST POINT, Neb. (KCAU) – A father and son were both sentenced for the March 2017 death of a Bancroft, Nebraska man.

Derek Olson and his father Jody Olson were sentenced Thursday in the Cuming County Courthouse in West Point, Nebraska. Derek Olson was sentenced to serve 40 to 60 years for the murder of Ernest Warnock. He will also serve two to four years for second-degree arson. The court credited Derek Olson with 858 days he’s already served.

Jody Olson was sentenced later. He was sentenced to serve 40 to 60 years for second-degree murder. He has been credited with 833 days of time served in county jail.

Derek Olson and Jody Olson were convicted of the 2017 murder of 64-year-old Ernest Warnock and setting his house on fire. Both had other charges dropped in plea agreements.

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