Arek Friedricksen was a sixteen year old when he shot and killed a man in Nebraska. According to police Arek Friedricksen would shoot the victim multiple times causing his death. Due to Arek Friedricksen pleading guilty not a lot is known about the murder. This teen killer tried to keep his case in juvenile court however the judge deemed the murder too violent for that to happen. Arek Friedricksen would plead no contest and would be sentenced to forty to forty five years in prison
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|Facility:||NEBRASKA CORR YOUTH FACILTY|
|Total Sentence:||40 Years 0 Months 0 Days||To 45 Years 0 Months 0 Days|
|Sentence Begin Date:||07/31/2020||Good Time Law:||191||Projected Release Date:||01/06/2042|
|Parole Eligibility Date:||05/08/2039|
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A Grand Island teenager has been sentenced to 40-45 years in prison for second degree murder.
Arek Friedricksen, 17, was convicted of second degree murder in the death of Vincent Arellano. Friedricksen will be eligible for parole in 20 years.
Friedricksen was 16 when he shot and killed Arellano on April 24, 2019 near a residence in east Grand Island.
Prosecutors reduced the first degree murder charge to second degree murder and dropped a related weapons charge in exchange for Friedricksen’s no contest plea to second degree murder.
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Pointing to previous problems in the juvenile system, a Grand Island judge turned down a teenager’s request that his murder trial be moved to juvenile court.
Arek Friedricksen, 16, is charged with first degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He was arrested in May for the April shooting death of Vincent Arrellano, 32, near a residence in east Grand Island.
Friedricksen has pleaded not guilty to both charges.
Friedricksen’s attorney is Todd Lancaster of the Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy. Lancaster argued in his request that since Friedricksen was 16 at the time of the murder, state law requires that the case be adjudicated in a juvenile court.
In juvenile court, the death penalty is off the table. Juvenile court proceedings are also closed to the public and to news media.
Lancaster also asked that Friedricksen be transferred to a secure juvenile detention center. In his motion Lancaster said that Friedricksen is being held in a segregated cell at the Hall County Detention Center in Grand Island. He also said Friedricksen has no contact with anyone other than jail personnel and is released from his cell only to shower, exercise indoors and for limited visits from his family. Lancaster also said Friedricksen is not being provided any educational services.
District court judge Andrew Butler denied both requests. Butler pointed to Friedricksen’s previous record in juvenile court, which included numerous probation violations.
In his ruling, Butler also pointed out that violent nature of the murder and said consideration had to be made for public safety.
Friedricksen’s next court hearing is in January and his trial is scheduled in February. If convicted, he could get life in prison or the death penalty.
Police arrested Friedricksen May 9. Grand Island police said he was listed as a runaway juvenile in late March. The State Patrol’s website listed Friedricksen missing as of March 27.
Grand Island police said the initial call came in around 9:15 PM April 24 as a disturbance in the Lincoln Park area. Once the officer arrived, they found Arrellano with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. Arrellano was taken by ambulance from the scene. At 11:46 PM that night authorities said he died from his injuries while being treated in the CHI Health St. Francis Emergency Room.
The Hall County Attorney said Friedricksen used a Tec-9 handgun to murder Arrellano.