Two suspects, linked to Nikko Jenkins, appeared in court Thursday to face new charges in the murder of Andrea Kruger.
Jenkins' uncle, Warren Levering is now charged with first degree murder. Jenkins' sister, Erica Jenkins, was formally charged with two counts of conspiracy.
According to prosecutors, both Levering and Erica Jenkins, as well as, Christine Bordeaux were with Jenkins when he shot and killed Kruger at 168th and Fort Street in August. Additional charges are also expected to be filed against Bordeaux.
In court Thursday, the judge denied bond for Levering and set Erica Jenkins bond at ten percent of $10 million.
Kruger's brother, Ryan Roberts, did not attend the hearings. He said, "I'm wasting enough of my time being there for Nikko. I just hope that the judicial system does their job this time, and the corrections system holds them accountable and makes them pay for what they have done."
A federal document unsealed in connection with the murders of Juan Uribe-Pena, Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, Curtis Bradford and Andrea Kruger states that Nikko's mother Lori Jenkins purchased two boxes of Brenneke Classic Magnum 12-gauge ammunition from Canfield's Sporting Goods on August 2nd, three days after Nikko was released from prison. Each box contained five rounds.
According to police, Lori was interviewed September 16th and allegedly admitted to making the purchase. She has been charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition. Agents with ATF confirm that Brenneke brand ammo is not manufactured in the state of Nebraska.
Prosecutors say that Erica Jenkins and Christine Bordeaux, who were allegedly in the car when Andrea Kruger was killed, are both being charged with conspiracy to commit robbery against Kruger.
Word of the additional charges came after a day of extraordinary revelations in court regarding a police interview with Nikko Jenkins. Police say that in that interview Jenkins admitted to the murders and claimed that they were sacrifices to an Egyptian god.
Jenkins will stand trial on four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Andrea Kruger, Curtis Bradford, Juan Uribe-Pena and Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz. The terroristic threats charge has been dropped.
According to prosecutors, Jenkins was interviewed by investigators for nine hours. After five hours, he allegedly admitted to the murders and said that they were sacrifices to the Egyptian God, Apophis. He said in the interview that he had been hearing voices.
Jenkins allegedly told police that the night Juan Uribe-Pena and Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz were murdered, Erica Jenkins and Christine Bordeaux had visited a handful of South Omaha nightclubs. Jenkins claimed the two women ran out of money and it was routine for them to steal from others in that part of town. The women met the victims and went back to an apartment with them, where one of the women called Nikko Jenkins; they believed the victims had $1,000 in cash.
Nikko Jenkins allegedly told police that he instructed the women to take the victims to Spring Lake Park. When the four arrived at the park, the two women got out of the truck and Nikko claims he shot the victims, one shot each in the head, and then stole their wallets.
Eight days later, 22-year-old Curtis Bradford was found dead at 18th and Clark. Prosecutors said Nikko Jenkins admitted to police that he shot Bradford once in the head, but Bradford didn't die. Jenkins allegedly shot Bradford again following a slight struggle. Prosecutors said ballistics from the scene of the shooting matched those from the Spring Lake murders.
The final murder occurred at 168th and Fort Streets on August 21st. Jenkins allegedly told police that he, Erica Jenkins, Warren Levering, and Christine Bordeaux were looking for someone to carjack. Erica Jenkins was the alleged driver. He said the group spotted the victim, Andrea Kruger, at the McDonald's near 168th and Maple and decided she would be a good target. At 168th and Fort, Nikko Jenkins allegedly yelled, "Stop the car" to his sister Erica, then got out and came up to Kruger's vehicle and pulled her out by the left shoulder.
Kruger was shot four times. Three times in the head and once in the chest. According to prosecutors, Nikko returned to the car Erica was driving and said, "the dumb b$tch just laid down." He allegedly returned to Kruger's car and drove it from the scene. The other three left in the original vehicle.
During the ride from the scene, prosecutors say a cell phone conversation between Erica and Nikko escalated when Erica allegedly asked Nikko why he didn't move Kruger's body to the ditch.
According to prosecutors, Nikko Jenkins claimed that he gave Kruger's car to a "crackhead" to burn following the carjacking. They added that Kruger was killed by a high power 9mm rifle, while the first three victims were killed with a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun.
After the murder, a tip came into police stating that Kruger had made an offensive gesture towards the Jenkins.