Nikko Jenkins Allegedly Got Help from Friends and Family
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Omaha, NE - 26-year-old Nikko Jenkins spent ten years locked up in prison. Investigators say his citywide killing spree started just days after his release.
Jenkins is accused of killing four people in August. Prosecutors say he got help committing crimes.
Jenkins' mom, Lori Jenkins, is in jail for witness tampering in her son's terroristic threats case. His sister, Melonie Jenkins, has the same charge.
His sister, Erica Jenkins, is also in jail. She went before a judge on Thursday for assault.
Investigators also say two other non-relatives helped Jenkins. They say Anthony Wells gave Jenkins a gun and believe Christine Bordeaux might have bought the bullets.
Former Omaha City Prosecutor Marty Conboy says this case is unique because if the charges are true Jenkins must have a powerful personality. He says typically when people are released from prison their family helps them find a more positive path.
He also says when people are incarcerated they typically change their ways or at least develop some fear of the justice system. Conboy says if the charges are true, then Nikko Jenkins seems immune to the typical effects of punishment. "When somebody doesn't care, when they absolutely almost prefer to be there, it's chilling because they have nothing to lose. In fact, it's almost a benefit to have that kind of credibility in the penitentiary."