Grand Island, Kearney shootings domestic violence related homicides

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ A Nebraska man whose ex-wife was found shot to death has been arrested in the Wednesday night killing of a Grand Island lawyer who worked on their divorce.

Police say 58-year-old Michael L. Petersen of Glenvil faces first-degree murder and weapons charges for the shooting death of attorney Todd Elsbernd. Authorities believe the 52-year-old Ellsbernd was targeted.

Petersen's ex-wife, 58-year-old Nancy Petersen, was found shot to death Thursday morning in her home in rural Buffalo County. Buffalo County Attorney Shawn Eatherton says he expects to file a first-degree murder charge next week against Michael Petersen for his ex-wife's death.

Petersen was arrested near Hastings on Thursday evening. Police say he was armed, but offered no resistance.

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