I found this story to be interesting because when it was first reported the article said a black man was seen driving in the area. A black man in this area of Nebraska is extremely rare. Sounded really fishy to me. Certainly was as it was a neighbor that did it. Blame the black man, typical midwestern NE small town mentality.
Oh my goodness, I lived just 15 miles from Laurel!! I worked with the president of the Laurel school board. Laurel is smmaaaaalll. I believe less than 200 residents, very rural, mostly white, religious, conservative. It does sound suspicious and a little too convenient. It is a racist part of America, and I'm glad I don't live there anymore.