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Will Erica Jenkins be Nebraska's Death Row Woman?
Nikko, Erica, their Uncle, 51-year-old Warren Levering, and their cousin, Christine Bordeaux, 39 years old as well as a half sister, Lori Sayles, went on a carjacking, robbing and murder spree. Nikko Jenkins confessed to all the killings, saying the voices of an Egyptian God urged him to do the killing.
Although Nikko confessed to all the killings, police investigators believe Erica played a strong role in the murders of Andrea Kruger, Curtis Bradford, Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena. Prosecutors say Erica Jenkins was the first one to shoot victim Curtis Bradford but her brother, Nikko Jenkins fired the bullet that killed him. Prosecutors say Erica then became upset at her brother because he took her “first kill” and had earlier given a strict admonition when Nikko did not clean up a kill as she'd instructed.
Andrea Kruger was carjacked by Niko and Warren Levering with the two women, Erica and Christine, present at the scene. Curtis Bradford was an acquaintance of the deadly crew and was murdered in a residence. Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena were lured by the women for sex when Nikko shot them.
Since her arrest Erica ha assaulted another inmate in jail as well as screaming at the judge that her $100,000 bond was too high, which resulted in it being raised to $250,000.
Nebraska doesn't like to give the death penalty to women. This may be a long shot to assume they will but this gal is a pretty rough old girl. She unrepentant and doesn't really give a shit which may just stick in the craw of a conservative Omaha jury. Time will tell. Her court date is