Lincoln Co. Man Sentenced In 2nd-Degree Manslaughter Case Involving Sac & Fox Officer

Thursday, July 25th 2019, 1:50 pm
By: News 9

A Lincoln County man was sentenced in the second-degree manslaughter case involving a Sac and Fox police officer.

Justin Henley accepted a plea deal while jurors were deliberating over the the first-degree manslaughter case last month.

"At least today we have a starting point to move forward and we haven't had that in two and a half years," said Janet Graves, the widow of Nathan Graves. 

Prosecutors recommended Henley serve two years in prison and pay a $100 fine. The judge accepted this recommendation during the sentencing hearing.

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In 2017, Henley was driving a vehicle when he passed in a no passing zone.

"At least he agreed to 2nd degree and he will have a felony on his record forever," said Janet. 

His vehicle hit Sac and Fox police officer Nathan Graves's vehicle head-on. Graves died as a result of the crash. 

"There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about him, all day every day, it will be that way until God calls me home," said Janet.