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Missing murder convict ends joyride in crash with semi truck 


An inmate ended his brief escape from jail by crashing into a semi truck in Nebraska on Wednesday evening. 

The incident occurred on November 9th at around 9 p.m. in southwest Lincoln, Nebraska.

According to the Lincoln Journal-Star, Christopher Manzer failed to return to the Community Corrections Center after an offsite work assignment on Wednesday. During the time he was missing, he somehow acquired a vehicle and ended up crashing it into a semi truck.

Police were called, and when they arrived, Manzer gave them a fake name, but officers found paperwork identifying him as Manzer inside of the vehicle. Manzer sustained non life threatening leg injuries in the incident, but engaged in a “brief struggle” with officers before being admitted to the hospital. 

Manzer was treated for his injuries and turned back in to the correctional facility. He was cited for resisting arrest, providing false information, careless driving, no operator’s license and no insurance. It’s unclear who owned the car Manzer crashed, or how he got it. 

Manzer was convicted of second degree murder, assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony after he killed his father, Mark Manzer, on Nov. 15, 1992, at the family’s farm near Osmond. He was 17 at the time. Manzer is up for a parole hearing in January.


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