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Judge: Lincoln Regional Center refuses Nikko Jenkins

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Judge: Lincoln Regional Center refuses Nikko Jenkins

By Marjorie Sturgeon. CREATED Aug 4, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The Lincoln Regional Center has refused to accept Nikko Jenkins for treatment, according to court documents.

Judge Peter Bataillon issued an order Monday scheduling a new hearing regarding where Jenkins will go to have his competency restored.

Jenkins was found incompetent for the death penalty phase of his case last month.

“It would have been appreciated by this Court that someone from the Lincoln Regional Center would have been present at this hearing to advise this Court of its intended refusal to accept the Defendant and to give input as to other options to restore the Defendant to competency,” Batallion wrote.

He expects to hear evidence for other locations in the state of Nebraska that could treat Jenkins and restore is competency.

“In summary, necessary evidence is needed to provide this Court with appropriate options as to locations, methods, and personnel needed to restore the Defendant to competency,” the order said.

Locations outside of Nebraska will also be considered.

That hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

 

Marjorie Sturgeon

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