19-year-old man held on $1 million bail in stabbing death of grandmother in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Nebraska — Bail has been set at $1 million for a 19-year-old Columbus man accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother.

The Columbus Telegram says (http://bit.ly/1qPzbP9 ) Chase Micklevitz (mihk-LEH'-vihtz) faces a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 58-year-old Deanna Micklevitz. Police say she was stabbed four times Wednesday afternoon with a kitchen knife at the home she shared with her grandson. She was taken to Columbus Community Hospital and then flown to a Lincoln hospital, where she was pronounced dead upon her arrival.

A Platte County jailer said Friday that Micklevitz remained in custody. Online court records don't list the name of his attorney.

Micklevitz's next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 13.

Information from: Columbus Telegram, http://www.columbustelegram.com

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