A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter Sunday in connection with the October death of a Lincoln man.
Mark Hietbrink, also of Lincoln, was taken into custody in the death of Jonathan Olson, 44.
Lincoln police went to Olson’s home near 48th Street and Cornhusker Highway on the evening of Oct. 11 to investigate an assault. Olson, who had facial injuries, told officers that he had been assaulted earlier that day.
Lincoln Fire and Rescue took Olson to a local hospital, where he was found to have serious head injuries that required multiple surgeries, police said.
Olson died Oct. 17. An autopsy determined that blunt force trauma to the head was the cause of death.
Investigators learned that Olson had been in a relationship with a woman who was in a relationship with Hietbrink. They determined that Olson was at Hietbrink’s home on Oct. 11 to retrieve personal property and was confronted by Hietbrink.
Multiple witnesses reported seeing Hietbrink assault Olson, police said.