Attorney Says Death Penalty May Be Sought For Jangir



NEBRASKA CITY – An Otoe County judge ordered 36-year-old Brindar Jangir held without bond Monday after lawyers from the state Attorney General’s Office described first degree murder charges and mentioned special circumstances that may warrant the state seeking the death penalty.

Jangir, who is charged in the shooting deaths of Randal and Annette Grimes of Douglas, appeared on monitor screen from the Otoe County Detention Center.

Over 30 of the victims’ family members attended the hearing.

Corey O’Brien of the Attorney General’s Office asked the judge to hold Jangir without bond. He said Jangir moved through several states while fleeing authorities and entered Mexico. He said Mexican authorities forced Jangir back across the border, where he was taken into custody near San Diego.

Public Defender Michael Ziskey asked that a bond be set, noting that Jangir was not attempting to leave the country when he was arrested.

Jangir is also charged in Lancaster County with stealing a shotgun hours before the double homicide in the village of Douglas.