Jenkins Family Members In Court

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Family members of a suspected killer were in court Friday, facing a long list of charges for allegedly helping Nikko Jenkins kill four people last month.

His sister Erica Jenkins, accused in one of the murders, faced an assault charge. Anthony Wells, Nikko's cousin, allegedly gave Nikko the gun used in the crimes. The judge determined probable cause exists in the Wells' case and moved it on to district court.

Detective Michael Dose testified that Nikko's sister Melonie and a former girlfriend told police that Wells gave a 12-gauge shotgun to Nikko on July 31st, hours after he was released from prison. The detective said Erica rented a room at the Travel Lodge at 72nd and Grover in Omaha the day Nikko was released.

Lori Jenkins, also Nikko’s sister, faces witness tampering charges for threatening a woman who wanted to file a police report against Nikko. Lori and Melonie have been bound over to district court.

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