Convicted murderer Aubrey Trail has petitioned the state to set a date for his execution. Court documents filed Monday in Lancaster County, Trail petitioned Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen, Department of Corrections Director Rob Jeffrey, and Attorney General Mike Hilgers, to proceed with his death sentence. Trail was sentenced in June 2021 by a three-judge panel for the 2017 murder of Sydney Loofe, whose body was found in Clay County. In 2017, Trail and his girlfriend, Bailey Boswell, killed a woman they just met and dumped her body. Boswell was sentenced to life in prison for her role in the murder.
Trail admitted to killing Loofe, saying he and Boswell lured her to his apartment in Wilber to get her involved in their criminal lifestyle. Loofe did not react well and he said he killed her because he was afraid she would inform others about their activities. Trail is currently on death row in Tecumseh State Correction Institution along with other notorious Nebraska killers including Omaha serial killer Anthony Garcia and Douglas County spree killer Nikko Jenkins. Nebraska rarely carries out a death sentence. The last execution took place in 2018; the one before that happened in 1997.