NSP inmate death

NSP inmate death


CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov


March 15, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Keeva O’Neal #49501, age 48, died at a hospital in Lincoln just after 10:30 p.m. on March 14, 2021. He was incarcerated at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP).

O’Neal’s sentence started on April 2, 1997. He was serving a 45- to 65-year sentence out of Douglas County on multiple counts of first degree assault as well as use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.

While the cause of death has yet to be determined, O’Neal was being treated for a medical condition. As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury will conduct an investigation.