Oldson, convicted of second degree murder of 30 year old Catherine Beard of Ord, had his sentencing
hearing continued to June 6th. In early February John Oldson was convicted of the 1989 brutal murder of Beard
in the 24 year old Valley County cold case. Valley County Sheriff Casey Hurlburt along with several other
agencies revived the case over a year ago with new evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of Oldson.
The trial took place in the Howard County Court House in St. Paul NE.
Meanwhile Oldson's attorney's say they are filing a motion for a new trial on May 6th. They say they have new evidence
and a key witness to prove Oldson's innocence.