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Lincoln man found guilty in brutal beating of UNL student

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been found guilty in a second trial in the brutal beating and robbery a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student.

Late Wednesday night, a Lancaster County jury found 25-year-old James Price guilty of aiding and abetting robbery and first-degree assault. The Lincoln Journal Star reports he faces up to 100 years in prison when he's sentenced in August. Price's first trial in 2016 ended in a hung jury.

A Texas man, 25-year-old Stelson Curry, is already serving 25 to 40 years for the attack on Patrick Pantoja.

Police say Pantoja and a fellow student were walking near the State Capitol to the UNL campus one October night in 2014 when they were attacked.

Pantoja spent a month in a coma and several more months in a hospital from the beating.

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