Tuesday, December 11, 2012
EWING, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors say a northeast Nebraska man killed his ex-girlfriend and the man she was living with before setting fire to their mobile home last weekend.
Those new details emerged as 33-year-old Matthew Hinrichsen, of Ewing, was preparing to make his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon.
Hinrichsen is accused of first-degree murder in the deaths of 25-year-old Victoria Lee, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and 30-year-old Gabino Vargas, of Omaha.
Court documents say Hinrichsen had been having problems recently with Lee, who was his ex-girlfriend.
Officers arrested Hinrichsen early Saturday morning at his parents' home after he admitted to his father that he had killed two people.
Hinrichsen was naked when police took him into custody because his clothes had been burned.
Court records don't list the name of Hinrichsen's attorney.