Closing arguments delivered in Nebraska student death case

Closing arguments delivered in Nebraska student death case

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) – Attorneys delivered their closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing a Nebraska college student whose body has never been found.

Joshua Keadle is accused of killing 19-year-old Tyler Thomas.

Thomas disappeared Dec. 3, 2010, after leaving a party near Peru State College in southeastern Nebraska.

Keadle’s attorney, Matt McDonald, acknowledged in his closing statements Wednesday that Thomas is likely dead, but added Keadle “is not the cause of her death.”

A prosecutor countered that Keadle denied for three days having had any contact with Thomas before her disappearance before then leading investigators to a boat ramp where he says he left her alive.