A 22-year-old man entered no-contest pleas Thursday to assault and reckless boating in connection with a death last summer on Woodcliff Lake near Fremont.
Sean P. Salisbury of Omaha entered the pleas in exchange for prosecutors amending a charge of felony manslaughter to third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.
Salisbury could be sentenced to one year in jail for assault and up to six months for reckless operation of a boat.
Saunders County District Judge Gerald Rouse accepted the pleas and found Salisbury guilty. Salisbury will be sentenced March 21.
County Attorney Scott Tingelhoff said Salisbury was driving a boat on July 9 that was pulling Mickayla Linn, 21, of Omaha on an inner tube.
Tingelhoff said Salisbury drove the boat too close to the docks and Linn crashed into a boat that was on a lift. She was pronounced dead at a Fremont hospital.
Witnesses reported that Salisbury was boating recklessly. Tingelhoff said Salisbury had been drinking, but his blood-alcohol level was within the legal limit. — Kevin Cole