Court Overturns One Conviction in Neligh Woman's Arson Case


The Nebraska Appeals Court has reversed one conviction of a 62-year-old Neligh woman found guilty in an arson case.

The court said Tuesday there wasn't enough evidence to uphold Daphne Hansen's May 2013 conviction for aiding the consummation of a felony.

That reversal will eliminate the sentence of six to 12 months in prison she was given for that conviction. However, Hansen still faces 24 to 30 months in prison for arson and conspiracy.

Investigators say Hansen claimed a financial interest in a Neligh home and that she conspired with two other people to have the house burned down. No one was injured in the June 2010 blaze.

Hansen denied any involvement in the fire.