From the Omaha World-Herald:
A federal judge on Monday refused to reconsider his dismissal of the latest appeal filed by Nebraska death row inmate John Lotter, who was convicted in the triple murder that inspired the 1999 film “Boys Don’t Cry.”
Prior to Lotter’s trial, Nissen was convicted in a separate trial of first-degree murder for Brandon’s death and second-degree murder for the other two victims, sparing him the death penalty. Nissen did not testify at his trial but made a last-second deal to testify against Lotter.
Nissen eventually recanted his testimony. The courts have found that sufficient evidence existed to convict Lotter anyway.
And if you’ve ever seen Lotter’s pathetic attempt to explain away his culpability – contained in the documentary The Brandon Teena Story – you’ll see why.
But, alas, I’m left with a question much bigger than that of Lotter’s guilt or innocence.
Has Tom Nissen ever gotten rid of his mullet?