Omaha man sentenced to prison for Omaha shooting death
An Omaha man has been sentenced to 70 to 72 years in prison for the shooting death last year of another man over fake drugs.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that 30-year-old Adrian Ixta was sentenced Friday in Douglas County District Court for the July 7 death of 40-year-old Billy Walker. Police say Ixta pistol-whipped and shot Walker twice after Walker discovered that $11,000 of methamphetamine he intended to buy was fake.
Ixta pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder and a weapons count. In exchange, a separate jury-tampering charge against him was dropped. In that case, prosecutors say Ixta, his jail cellmate and a friend attempted to contact a juror in Ixta's cellmate's murder case.