Judge rules Lincoln teen charged with murder to remain in adult system

LINCOLN, Nebraska (Nebraska) – A Lancaster County judge has ruled that a Lincoln teenager accused of helping to plot the murder of his girlfriend’s father will continue to work in the adult system.

Isaac Honigschmidt, 17, was arrested in October 2022 along with 15-year-old Sally Gilmer for the murder of Gilmer’s father, 70-year-old Jesse Gilmer Jr.

Honigschmidt is charged with aiding and abetting a Class 1A felony, punishable by up to life in prison.

Honigschmidt’s lawyer filed a motion to transfer his case to juvenile court last November.

Judge Andrew Jacobsen denied the motion this week.

In an order filed by Jacobsen, he explained his reasoning, calling the case “extremely cruel”. “Evidence showed that the murder was planned and premeditated. This factor is a weighty argument in favor of retaining the jurisdiction of the district court,” the ruling says.

Jacobsen goes on to say that Honigschmidt’s actions “demonstrate a lack of empathy for the victim” and that he poses a serious threat to public safety.

It is alleged that Honigschmidt and Gilmer planned and worked together to carry out her father’s murder by stabbing him to death.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Gilmer and Honigschmidt began planning the assassination about a week before it took place.

The knife used in the incident was reportedly given to Gilmer by Honigschmidt for protection.

Honigschmidt’s lawyers filed a motion to challenge the transfer denial.

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