Prosecutors detail new charges against Nikko Jenkins' sister, uncle - Omaha.com
Published Friday, October 4, 2013 at 12:00 am / Updated at 4:17 am
Prosecutors detail new charges against Nikko Jenkins' sister, uncle

A sister and an uncle of Nikko Jenkins played major roles in an August killing spree, Douglas County prosecutors said Thursday.

Erica Jenkins was formally charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy and Warren J. Levering with first-­degree murder.

Nikko Jenkins, 27, is accused of killing Andrea Kruger on Aug. 21; Curtis Bradford on Aug. 19; and Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena on Aug. 11. He faces the death penalty if convicted.

Prosecutors told a judge on Thursday that Erica Jenkins lured Cajiga-Ruiz and Uribe-Pena to Spring Lake Park on the pretense of sex in order to rob them.

Both Erica Jenkins and Levering were at the killing of Kruger, they said.

Erica Jenkins is accused of driving the car that pulled up behind Kruger's SUV seconds before the fatal shooting at the intersection of 168th and Fort Streets. Levering got out of that car with his nephew and approached Kruger, prosecutors said.

As Nikko Jenkins pulled Kruger out of her SUV and shot her, Levering "assisted in the shooting," prosecutors said. They did not elaborate on how Levering assisted.

Douglas County Judge Susan Bazis set Erica Jenkins' bail at $20 million. But even if she can come up with the necessary 10 percent – $2 million – she can't leave the Douglas County Correctional Center. She was ordered held without bail on a previous charge of first-degree murder in connection with the Bradford slaying.

Levering, who already was being held on a charge of being an accessory to a felony in Kruger's death, was denied bail.

Contact the writer: Maggie O'Brien

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Maggie is a cops and breaking news reporter for Omaha.com.

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