Two Arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Murder

ST PAUL – Two central Nebraska men have been arrested for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

According to a news release from the Grand Island Police Department, 30-year-old Matthew Stephens, of St. Paul, was arrested on Sunday.

GIPD says that Stephens threatened to kill his estranged wife in December and January.

Stephens stalked her and took steps toward continuing his plan to kill his wife.

26-year-old Joshua Lytle of St. Paul, was also arrested for conspiracy and aiding and abetting of stalking for his alleged involvement in Stephens’ plan.

The investigation is ongoing.