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Eric McCain seeks release; hearing set

Eric McCain wants out of prison.

McCain, formerly of Gothenburg, was convicted of first-degree murder in 1990 for shooting police sergeant Glenn Haas of Gothenburg.

Court officials said McCain seeks release under a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

In addition, the Nebraska Legislature passed legislation that ends mandatory life sentences for juveniles who commit first-degree murder.

McCain was 17 when he was sentenced to life in prison.

Dawson County district judge James Doyle has set a hearing for Eric McCain on May 16.