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Former Hastings Athlete To Be Sentenced For Murder

 
Former Hastings Athlete To Be Sentenced For Murder

A 24-year-old former Hastings College soccer player is scheduled to be sentenced in November for killing a roommate in Omaha.

Twenty-four-year-old Greg Dodds pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and a weapons charge on Wednesday.

Authorities say Dodds stabbed and slashed to death 22-year-old Vedant Patel March 5, 2012. Officers who arrested Gregory found him sitting in a vehicle, making comments about being responsible. He said God told him to kill Patel.

Two doctors later found Dodds insane at the time of the killing and blamed it on his drug use.

Dodds pleaded no contest after making a deal with prosecutors who lowered the charge.

The sentencing is set for Nov. 18.

Dodds graduated the Hastings school in 2011.

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