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2023 Will Mark End Of Gage County Payments To Beatrice Six

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Gage County will make its final payment in the Beatrice Six settlement next year. County officials say that the final payment to the six people who were wrongfully convicted in a 1985 killing will take place in May 2023. A court awarded more than 28-million-dollars to the Beatrice Six, but Gage County officials say that total increased to about 30-million-dollars after attorneys' fees. The county made its first payment in 2020, and the half-cent sales tax that was established to help pay the settlement will be allowed to expire on January 1st.