OMAHA, Neb. -- The murder trial for Deontae Rush, an Omaha man, who is charged with killing a man in Lincoln in February of 2021 is underway. 

Rush is facing a first-degree murder charge. 

Prosecutors said Rush killed 33-year-old James Shekie during an attempted robbery. 

Rush's attorneys maintain that Rush wasn't even in Lincoln at the time. 

They said that the killer is actually the brother of one of Rush's ex-girlfriends.