Todd Cooper

Reporter - Courts


Todd Cooper covers courts, lawyers, trials, legal issues, the justice system and government wrongdoing for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @CooperonCourts. Phone: 402-444-1275.

Eric Nelson’s defense team asked a judge to not allow prosecutors to refer to Nelson's outburst in his felony child abuse trial, arguing that the comments were uttered while Nelson was alone and that it could cause jurors to have a bias against him. But in a late-December ruling, Judge Thomas Otepka refused, saying prosecutors have the right to present that evidence, should Nelson go to trial.

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