Prisoner gets 2-4 years for assault | National and Regional News |

YORK — Misty Mousseaux, 36, of Kearney, held at the Nebraska Center for Women in York, was sentenced to an additional two to four years in prison as she was again convicted of assault by a confined person.

She had previously been charged with alleged assault and sexual assault on other inmates.

Mousseaux had previously pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced in York County District Court by Judge James Stecker.

The prosecution was also initially seeking designation of Mousseaux as a habitual criminal, which would have created the possibility of an additional 10 to 60 years in prison. The usual criminal allegation was based on Mousseaux’s prior convictions, which include: a September 14, 2010, attempted robbery conviction in Hall County for which she was sentenced to 40 to 60 months in prison; and a second-degree assault conviction on March 21, 2013 in Hall County, for which she was sentenced to 3 to 5 years in prison.

The usual criminal allegation, however, was later dismissed by the prosecution in exchange for Mousseaux’s guilty plea to the assault charge.

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