The High court says a lower appeals court got it wrong when it declared there was not enough evidence to support the weapons convictions of an Omaha man.
Michael Ross Jr. was found guilty in 2010 of three weapons counts in the death of his cousin, Tiffany Ross, who was caught in the crossfire of a gang-related shooting on Feb. 10, 2010.
She lost her unborn child, then died a month later. Ross appealed, and the Nebraska Court of Appeals reversed his convictions, saying no witnesses identified Ross as a shooter or even saw him holding a gun.
But in its opinion Thursday, the state's high court said a jury may rely on circumstantial evidence to establish guilt and ordered the state Court of Appeals to affirm Ross' convictions.