Elm Creek woman sentenced to 90 days in jail for involvement in 2016 murder of Jose Hernandez

LEXINGTON, NE (AP) – A woman accused of trying to conceal a man’s slaying in Dawson County has been given jail time and probation.

Dawson County District Court records say 36-year-old Melissa Callahan of Lexington was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail and 2 years of probation. She’d pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of attempted tampering with physical evidence.

Authorities say she helped move the body of Jose Hernandez and conceal the slaying by Jose Regalado-Mendez in October of 2016. Hernandez’s remains were found near a farmhouse north of Lexington weeks after his death.

Regalado-Mendez has been sentenced to 40 to 45 years in prison.