Men take plea deals in Kearney botched home-invasion robbery

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    Two men have changed their plea after being accused in a "botched home-invasion robbery" that sent a man to the hospital with gunshot wounds on Aug. 13.

    21-year-old Michael Becker and 21-year-old Hunter Frecks changed their pleas from not guilty to no contest, and prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of use of a firearm to commit a felony for each of them

    Becker and Frecks will both be sentenced for charges of attempted robbery and second-degree assault at 10 a.m. on Jan. 4.

    In total, police arrested three men they believe are involved in the botched robbery.

    When officers arrived, they found a 24-year-old Joshua Rose of Kearney with a gunshot wound to the head. Rose was taken to CHI Good Samaritan Hospital with serious injuries.

    The Kearney County sheriff said Frecks was arrested with the help of the Minden Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol.

    David L. Estrada, 21, of Minden was arrested in Minden for second-degree trespassing and aiding and abetting a felony, and was transported to the Buffalo County Jail in connection to the incident.

    Estrada's plea remains as not guilty, and he is scheduled to appear in court for a pretrial hearing at 9 a.m. on Nov. 26.

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