Nikko Jenkins (Nikko Allen Jenkins born September 16, 1986) is an American spree killer convicted of committing 4 murders in Omaha, Nebraska, in August 2013. The murders occurred inside a month after he had been launched from jail after serving 10 and a half years of the 21 years to which he had been sentenced for a carjacking dedicated at age 15 and for assaults dedicated in jail.
Jenkins said that he had dedicated the killings on the command of the traditional serpent god Apophis. He was discovered competent to face trial, discovered responsible of the 4 murders, and was sentenced to loss of life in Could 2017.
Nikko Jenkins Early years
Jenkins was born in Colorado to oldsters David A. Magee and Lori Jenkins. His household have been infamous for being violent criminals courting again generations, and his and his siblings’ childhoods have been stuffed with violence and bodily abuse by their dad and mom. His first identified legal act was when he introduced a gun to high school at age 7; nobody was harm on this incident. He additionally acquired his legal document at age 15 for hijacking and aggravated assault.
Nikko Jenkins Murders
At about 5 a.m. on the morning of August 11, 2013, a patrol officer found two our bodies in a white Ford pick-up truck parked close to a metropolis swimming pool at 18th and F St, in Spring Lake Park. The 2 victims, recognized as Juan Uribe-Pena and Jorge C. Cajiga-Ruiz, had been shot within the head, and their pockets turned inside out.
They have been lured there pondering that they’d have the ability to have sexual relations with two ladies. The random double-murder started Jenkins’ spree, lower than two weeks after his launch from jail on July 30.
On August 19, round 7 a.m., the physique of Curtis Bradford was discovered outdoors a indifferent storage at 18th and Clark St, by a person returning house from an evening shift at a comfort retailer. Investigators arrived to search out two bullet wounds in Bradford’s again. It was later revealed that Bradford and Jenkins had posed for a Fb photograph posted the day earlier than. Bradford can be the one sufferer acquainted to Jenkins.
Jenkins’ fourth and ultimate sufferer, Andrea Kruger, was found on August 21, at about 2:15 a.m., by a deputy sheriff responding to a shots-fired name. Her physique was discovered mendacity within the highway at 168th and Fort St, with a number of bullet wounds. Kruger had been returning house after a bartending shift close to 178th and Pacific St. Surveillance footage confirmed her locking up the Deja Vu Lounge at 1:47 a.m.
At 6:30 that night Kruger’s gold 2012 Chevrolet Traverse SUV was discovered deserted 12 miles (19 km) away in an alley at 43rd and Charles St. Later that week, a information convention was held by Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning, during which he said that investigators believed the SUV had been deserted roughly 2.5 hours after being stolen, and that a “feeble try” had been made at setting the car’s inside ablaze.
|1||August 11, 2013||Juan Uribe-Pena||26||Choose-up truck by swimming pool at Spring Lake Park, close to 18th & F St||shot within the genital space, shot in head||none|
|2||August 11, 2013||Jorge C. Cajiga-Ruiz||29||Choose-up truck by swimming pool at Spring Lake Park, close to 18th & F St||shot in head||none|
|three||August 19, 2013||Curtis Bradford||22||Close to 18th & Clark St, outdoors indifferent storage||shot in again||met in jail|
|four||August 21, 2013||Andrea Kruger||33||168th St close to Fort St, center of highway||a number of photographs||none|
On August 30, 2013, Jenkins was arrested on an unrelated terroristic threats cost. By then, proof in opposition to him had mounted—investigators had the picture of a feminine affiliate on surveillance footage at an area gun outlet shopping for the sort of distinctive ammunition (Brenneke Basic Magnum 12-gauge, generally generally known as “deer slugs”) that had been used to commit the killings. Further footage had been pulled from cameras alongside the path to Kruger’s deserted SUV. On the night of September three, Jenkins confessed to all 4 murders throughout a rambling Eight-hour interview. Jenkins instructed police that the acts have been sacrifices to Apophis, a deity within the historical Egyptian faith. He was charged with 4 counts of homicide following the confession.
In handwritten letters dated November three, 2013 submitted to the Omaha World-Herald, prosecutors, and a decide, Jenkins mentioned he wished to plead responsible to all counts within the 4 slayings, and that he would defend Apophis’ kingdom with “animalistic savage brutality”.
On February 19, 2014, Jenkins filed a federal lawsuit in search of $24.5 million from the State of Nebraska for wrongfully releasing him from jail, stating that his claims of listening to voices from Apophis have been repeatedly ignored. Within the six-page handwritten submitting, he said that being saved in solitary confinement augmented his schizophrenia. He blamed corrections officers for the 4 killings. Jenkins claimed that his issues have been brought on by psychological sickness, and that he had schizophrenia, bipolar dysfunction, and obsessive-compulsive dysfunction. The decide ordered a psychiatric analysis, and a psychiatrist concluded that Jenkins had delinquent persona dysfunction and was faking psychotic signs.
After being declared competent to face trial, the proceedings in opposition to Jenkins commenced. On his request, Jenkins was allowed to symbolize himself at trial, beneath the steerage of advisory attorneys. All through the trial, Jenkins maintained that he acts beneath the command of Apophis. His courtroom antics included talking in tongues, howling, and laughing as prosecutors recounted the main points of his victims’ deaths. On April 16, 2014, Choose Peter Bataillon discovered Nikko Jenkins responsible of all 4 murders.
Jenkins was initially scheduled to be sentenced on August 11, 2014. The date was delayed indefinitely following a listening to held to find out whether or not he was able to understanding the loss of life penalty proceedings in opposition to him. On July 29, Choose Bataillon ordered Jenkins to be housed on the Lincoln Regional Heart psychiatric hospital till medical doctors have been glad along with his situation. Officers on the Regional Heart refused to deal with Jenkins as a result of insufficient safety, however medical doctors agreed to deal with him at a Lincoln jail.
Nikko Jenkins Demise
In Could 2017, Jenkins was sentenced to loss of life by a three-judge panel. He was additionally sentenced to 450 years in jail on weapons costs related with the murders.
On April 20th, 2020, the Supreme Court docket refused to listen to his enchantment.