An excellent job by Chief Deputy Douglas County Attorney Brenda Beadle to obtain the convictions and prevent the victims from having to testify and re-live their traumatic experiences. The Omaha World Herald covers the story:
“We meet with murder victims’ families all the time who say, ‘We’ll do everything we can to help you convict the bad guy,’ ” Beadle said. “But you sometimes get the opposite reaction in rape cases. It’s difficult because you’re expecting the victim to get up and talk about very intimate things.”
[The defendant]’s five survivors won’t have to go through that trauma after Monday’s plea. In part because of Beadle’s persistence, all five had agreed to testify against [the defendant] at trial this week. A few did so reluctantly.
Beadle and [Douglas County Attorney] Kleine said they had no doubt that [the defendant] attacked or planned to attack other women. Police found video indicating that he had stalked women — including cellphone video he took up women’s skirts as they shopped.
Read more here.