LINCOLN — A former Omaha high school basketball standout failed Friday to get his robbery conviction overturned.
The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the 2008 conviction of Wesley Kitt on charges of robbery, assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He was sentenced to 10 to 14 years in prison for his role in the June 2007 robbery of an Omaha couple.
Kitt, 28, was released on parole in June, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.
As the couple returned to their apartment building after a night out, Kitt and Josh Harrington robbed them at gunpoint and struck the male victim with a handgun. They also exchanged gunfire with a police officer who came upon the robbery.
Kitt was a leading scorer with Bryan High School in 2001 and 2002. Harrington was a starter for Omaha Northwest during the same years.
Harrington, 27, was sentenced to eight to 10 years in prison. He was paroled in June 2011.