Man charged in Camisha Hollis' death sentenced to prison

Photo: Douglas County Department of Corrections

(Omaha, NE) -- The man charged in the death of an Omaha mother is sentenced to prison.

On Thursday, Marvin Young was sentenced to 23 years in prison for manslaughter, three counts of child abuse, and tampering with evidence in the death of 34 year old Camisha Hollis. Young had been facing a charge of first-degree murder for Hollis' death, but he plead to the lesser charge of manslaughter in a plea deal with Douglas County prosecutors. Young pleaded no contest to the reduced charges in March, which kept their three children from having to testify in court.

Hollis was reported missing in April 2018, with her case being upgraded to a homicide later that year. Her body was never found. Young was formally charged with Hollis' murder in early 2019. Investigators say Young killed Hollis during an argument in their home and then gave their three daughters medicine to help them go to sleep. Detectives believe Young threw Hollis' body in the river near Plattsmouth.

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