Families of Murder Victims Speak Out For First Time After Jenkins Hearing

Hearing the evidence and stories of how their loved ones died was almost too much to bare.

"I thought I was going to have a heart attack in that courtroom," said Veleta Glasgow, Bradford's mother.

For Ryan Robert's it was one of the toughest days so far.

"Just hearing all that, ya know I guess you can't prepare for that, sitting there, the anger, the heartache," said Roberts.

Each family member hearing the gruesome details for the first time.

"The hardest part was to know that my son was shot twice, and the second time he was shot was because he didn't die," said Glasgow.

For Roberts it was hard to hear the cruelty.

"Ms. Bordeaux the sister was arguing with her brother after he killed her, 'Why didn't you throw her in the ditch?' Like that was their mindset. They didn't have any compassion at all. That was their only concern at all, 'Why didn't you throw her in the ditch?'," said Roberts.

Being in the courtroom created a bond between the victim's families. During the evidence for Curtis Bradford, a moment occurred.

"My mother reached over and was kind of comforting," remembers Roberts.

"She reached over to grab me, while my uncle grabbed me, because it was just horrible," said Glasgow.

"That kind of made me tear up, watching how my mom was kinda interacting with that," said Roberts.

In the courtroom, Roberts did his best to stare straight into Nikko Jenkins eyes.

"Hoping he could see my sister in me, and hoping that wears on him a little bit," said Roberts. He also stared for those unable to attend, like Andrea's children.

"That's what is really sad. Nikko took that away from those two girls. They will never get to know their mother and how great of a woman she truly was," said a tearful Roberts.

"We all bear the same loss, and you can't give us back any of what we lost," said Glasgow.

Jenkins is being held at the Douglas County Jail without bond. Both Glasgow and Roberts said they will continue to be at every one of Jenkins' court appearances, both wanting to see justice.


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