Two dead, one arrested for murder in connection with Thursday incident

Monday, October 12, 2020

McCOOK, Neb. -- Two men are dead and a third has been arrested on murder charges in connection with an incident Thursday.

The Red Willow County Sheriff and Attorney have issued the following release Sunday:

Charles Edward Decker, age 36 of Indianola, Nebraska died as a result of a motor-vehicle collision between two vehicles on Highway 6-34 near mm 96 during the early morning hours of October 8th, 2020 at approximately 2:00 a.m.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation and this investigation is being handled by the Nebraska State Patrol.

Also deceased at the scene was Steven Lee Weaver, age 30 of the McCook area. This matter remains under investigation by the Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol.

In connection with the investigation, Alva C. Decker, age 33 of Indianola, Nebraska was arrested late Friday afternoon 10/09/2020 pursuant to an arrest warrant obtained by investigators. A complaint has been filed charging Alva C. Decker with Murder in the 1st Degree, a Class 1A Felony, Conspiracy to Commit a Class 1 Felony, a Class 2 Felony and Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony a Class 1C Felony. No bond has been set in the case.

Both decedents were autopsied in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday. No results have been reported as of this press release.

The investigating agencies are being assisted by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. No date or time has been scheduled for Alva C. Decker’s appearance in the Red Willow County Court but it is anticipated Decker will appear later this week.

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  • Nothing new in this article, you’d think they give a little more info by now...

    -- Posted by marybears on Tue, Oct 13, 2020, at 11:10 AM
  • Marybears,... you DO understand that details can't be given out or there is a breach of evidence and possible "Copy Cat" issue yes?

    It's pretty protocol to keep info tied down until after the trial.

    Mary?, have you SEEN anything regarding court past the OJ Simpson trials?

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Mon, Oct 19, 2020, at 3:47 PM
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