Neb. Inmate Pleads No Contest to Manslaughter in 2012 Crash Killing Lincoln Woman



A Nebraska inmate has pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the death of a Lincoln woman who was killed by a state prison van he was driving.  36-year-old, Jeremy Dobbe, is accused of killing 47-year-old, Joyce Meeks, in a June 25th crash near 18th and Van Dorn.  Dobbe was transporting inmates as part of a state work-release program when he was seen speeding and swerving erratically before slamming into Meeks' minivan. A no-contest plea acknowledges there is sufficient evidence to convict, but is not an admittance of guilt. Dobbe faces up to 20 years when he is sentenced in June.