Charges Dropped Against Tekamah Teen

TEKAMAH (AP) - All charges were dropped against a Tekamah teen accused in the rape and killing of his young half-sister after a new witness came forward. Christian Wilcox's attorney, Stuart Mills, says the witness says someone else may have been in the family's home between the time the 15-year-old boy came home and the time when the fire started. Mills says Wilcox had maintained his innocence. Prosecutors had said the boy sexually assaulted his 4-year-old half-sister, killed her and then set a fire to the home in May 2010. Wilcox escaped the flames with his mother and another sister. Burt County Attorney Daniel Smith dropped the charges against the boy on Thursday, but charges could be refiled.