Another defendant takes deal in death of Council Bluffs man

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- Another man charged with murder has taken a plea deal in the death of a Council Bluffs resident.

18-year-old Caine Petersen pleaded guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide. Prosecutors lowered the charge in exchange for Petersen's plea. Petersen was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Authorities say Petersen, Sarael Duncan, of Omaha, Nebraska, and Christopher King, of Lincoln, Nebraska, robbed 20-year-old Jacob Combs of marijuana on Aug. 15 last year.

Authorities say Combs jumped onto Petersen's vehicle as the three men fled but then fell or was thrown, suffering head injuries. Combs died in a hospital later that day.

Prosecutor Jon Jacobmeier says King also has agreed to a deal and will plead guilty to a lesser charge and be sentenced on March 22.