Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has added his voice in support of the death penalty for Nikko Jenkins should Jenkins be convicted of the murder charges against him.
In a letter to Douglas County chief prosecutor Don Kleine, the governor wrote, "I fully support your decision to seek the death penalty.
"As you know, Nebraska has authorized the death penalty for situations such as the senseless murders of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, Juan Uribe-Pena, Curtis Bradford, and Andrea Kruger. The movement to abolish the death penalty in our state would have us believe that capital punishment is unjust. However, in my travels around the state, I know that the vast majority of Nebraskans believe that the only just sentence for a criminal who has terrorized the community with repeated murders is death."
Jenkins is charged with the four murders over the course of approximately a week-and-a-half.
The governor's letter was sent Thursday, September 5.