Lori Jenkins Ordered to Trial

The mother of accused killer Nikko Jenkins will stand trial, charged with three counts of Accessory to a Felony. A judge has ordered her case to district court.

Her attorney argued that there was little, if any, physical evidence against his client but the judge found enough evidence to let a jury decide.

Nikko Jenkins is charged with four murders, including that of Curtis Bradford and for Bradford’s mother, Wednesday’s testimony was hard to take.

After hearing evidence presented against Lori Jenkins, Veleta Glasgow could hardly find the words to express what she had been through.

“It doesn’t get any easier,” she said. “It just doesn’t get any easier, but hopefully the end will be good and I just don’t want to talk right now.”

The still-grieving mother had just heard testimony that Lori Jenkins lied to police about the murder of her son, and that Jenkins also knew about the killings of Jorge Ruiz and Juan Pena and tried to cover up the murders by getting rid of the clothing worn by other family members who were at the scenes.

There was more testimony that Lori Jenkins gave her son Nikko and Warren Levering a gas can to help burn the stolen vehicle of murder victim Andrea Kruger. Lori says she gave-up the gas can because she thought the two men had run out of gas.

The defense claims that most of this evidence is hearsay and based on the word of Christine Bordeaux and Ericka Jenkins, two co-defendants with little credibility.

County Attorney Don Kleine said, “Sometimes you deal with the witnesses that you have. Sometimes it’s a co-defendant or accomplice that’s involved but certainly there are things that corroborate their testimony. That’s what we look for and anyone should look for to make sure what we're saying is credible. We'll deal with that.”

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