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Investigators say that teen taught techniques and pressured inmate into committing fatal attack

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More than one hour of testimony was heard against the 16-year-old inmate accused of masterminding the plan on how to attack a Scotts Bluff County Corrections Officer.

Guy Eagle Elk was in court Thursday for his preliminary hearing on a charge of Aiding and Abetting First Degree Assault. Prosecutors allege that he helped 15-year-old Dylan Cardeilhac with how to attack Corrections Officer Amanda Baker on February 14, 2014.

Today, Nebraska State Patrol Investigator Stacy Lundgren testified that Guy Eagle Elk taught Cardeilhac on techniques on how choke out somebody until they passed out. Eagle Elk told Cardeilhac it would probably be fatal if he choked longer.

She also said that at times Cardeilhac had considered backing out of the plan, and Eagle Elk told him, "You're a [expletive] if you don't do it."

Lundgren also told the court that she learned a second phase of the attack was to take the keys and attack a second Corrections Officer in an attempt to fully break out of the Detention Center. Eagle Elk did not leave his cell however, because at the time he was only going to be sent to the Juvenile Detention Center in Kearney.

Judge Kris Mickey found the state met its burden to prove there was enough evidence to bound the case over to District Court. Eagle Elk will be arraigned on March 7th at 1 p.m. If convicted Guy Eagle Elk could face up to 50 years in prison.

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