Prosecutors on Tuesday revealed that another person was inside an Omaha body shop where the bodies of two slain men were found in December.
The person, who was not identified in court, later named Terrell E. Newman, 39, as one of the two shooters charged in the crime, prosecutors said.
A Douglas County judge on Tuesday ordered Newman and Derrick U. Stricklin, 36, held without bail. The two were arrested last Friday.
Each is charged with first-degree murder in the slayings of Carlos E. Morales, 47, and Bernardo V. Noriega, 40. They were shot during a Dec. 2 robbery at Genuine Auto Body, 4010 Grant St.
Newman and Stricklin also are charged with attempted first-degree murder. The other person inside the shop was fired on but not hit and escaped.
Prosecutors said Newman and Stricklin sought cash and drugs and knew the victims, who were shot with a semiautomatic handgun, according to an Omaha police report.
Morales' girlfriend found the bodies on the floor of the office inside the shop. They had been bound.
Newman was charged in 2001 with conspiracy to commit a felony. The disposition of the case was not clear.
Stricklin was charged in October with felony terroristic threats and was in court for a preliminary hearing three days after the homicides. That case is still pending.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the person who escaped from the body shop was wounded.
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