GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A man accused of killing a Grand Island teenager on New Year’s Day faces trial after waiving his preliminary hearing.

Television station KSNB reports that 24-year-old Herbey Portillo Jr., of Grand Island, waived the hearing Friday. He first-degree murder case was then bound over to district court for trial. He is also charged with use of a weapon to commit a felony.

Police arrested Portillo on Jan. 2 after finding him hiding in a Grand Island garage. He’s accused of killing 19-year-old Trevor Sok. Police found Sok injured around 3:45 a.m. Jan. 1 at a Grand Island home. He later died at a hospital.


Information from: KSNB-TV, http://www.nbcneb.com.

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