Three teens (16 and 17) are going to be charged as adults and $1M bail has been set for a string of robberies they are accused of. One of the teen’s mother pleads to the Sudanese community in Nebraska to help their children get better.
The three teenagers accused in a string of overnight robberies earlier this week will be charged as adults.
Baling Dat, 16, Nhial Wool, 16, and Gach Thichiot, 17, appeared one after another in Douglas County Court on Friday afternoon.
Each teen faces eight counts of robbery and two counts of attempted robbery. They’re being held on bail set at $1 million.
The mother of one boy, who confirmed all three are friends, missed her son’s court appearance, saying no one had communicated with her about the hearing.
"I believe my son is a good boy, but I don’t know," Thokat Kouth.
Clearly frustrated after Friday’s hearing, she made a plea to the Sudanese in the city, asking that it make Omaha a better place for its children.
Preliminary hearings for the three boys are set for Sept. 25.
If convicted, the boys face up to 50 years in prison on each robbery count and up to 20 years in prison for each attempted robbery count.