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LONG PINE, Neb. (AP) — A 26-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder in northern Nebraska's Brown County.

Court records say the charge and one of terroristic threats were filed Tuesday against Nathan Yankowski. His attorney, Chevas (SHEH'-vuhs) Shaw, said Wednesday that Yankowski would plead not guilty.

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Sheriff's deputies were called May 22 to Yankowski's home, which sits about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Long Pine. They found the body of 18-year-old Logan Maring, who lived in Merna.

A court document says Yankowski gave a couple of accounts about how Maring had been shot in the head with a .22-caliber revolver before finally acknowledging that he'd been fooling around with the gun and had pointed it at Maring. Yankowski told a deputy that his thumb slipped off the hammer of the cocked weapon and it went off.

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