The one-time Husker footballer is serving a life term for a drug-related murder.
A former Nebraska football player serving life in prison for a drug-related murder has been denied a new trial.
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the sentences of Thunder Collins, who was convicted of first-degree murder and other crimes for the September 2008 shooting death of a Los Angeles man.
Collins received the life sentence for killing Timothy Thomas during a botched drug deal in Omaha. He also was sentenced to 90 to 110 years for attempted murder for shooting and injuring another California man, Marshall Turner, as well as other charges.
Collins' attorneys argued he should get a new trial based on his claim that his trial jury should have been sequestered during deliberations. The high court ordered a hearing, but a Douglas County judge rejected his argument.