"I'm No Murderer" Says Jenkins Sister After Bond Denied

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Bond was denied Friday for Erica Jenkins, charged with first-degree murder in the death last month of 22-year-old Curtis Bradford. Bond for Jenkins' sister, Lori Sayles, was set at 10 percent of $500,000.

Jenkins' response to the judge was, "(Expletive) you very much." As she left the courtroom Jenkins added, "How can they charge me with murder? I'm three months pregnant. I'm no murderer. I need to move around."

Erica and her brother, Nikko Jenkins, are accused of shooting Bradford.

Sayles is charged as an accessory to murder in the Bradford case. Prosecutors say she disposed of the gun. Bradford's body was found near 18th and Clark on August 19th.

His mother, Veleta Glasgow, is pleased to see how investigators are piecing the crime together. "I could care less where the case started, it started. And my son is not a cold case, he is not just a number, he is not just a file."

She thanks the public for all the tips called in that led police to the suspects. "The public, for whatever reason, chose my son to start with and I hope they continue to talk. Not just for my son's case, go back and talk about some of those other cases that have not been solved, to give other families closure."

Nikko Jenkins, who had met Bradford in prison, is also facing first-degree murder charges in the deaths of three other people. All four victims were killed over a period of less than two weeks.

The arrest of the two sisters on Thursday marked the latest turn in weeks of investigation that have implicated various members of the Jenkins family in a deadly rampage and a series of other crimes, some allegedly linked to the killings.

In addition to Bradford, Nikko Jenkins is accused of killing Andrea Kruger, Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena. The bodies of 26-year-old Juan Uribe-Pena and 29-year-old Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz were found in a pickup in Spring Lake Park on August 11th and the 33-year-old Kruger was found shot to death at North 168th and Fort streets on August 21st.

The arrests of Sayles and Erica Jenkins are the third arrests this week in the bloody, convoluted case. Fifty-one-year-old Warren Levering was arrested Wednesday morning, accused of being an accessory in the Kruger murder.

Investigators believe that Levering tried to get rid of evidence in the Kruger case by attempting to burn her SUV missing from the scene where she had been shot. The vehicle was later found at 43rd and Charles streets. Investigators said at the time it appeared that someone did a poor job of trying to set the vehicle on fire.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said, "The accessory charge is after the fact and that's where the evidence leads us at this point. We'll see where the evidence goes and go from there."

Elsewhere in the Jenkins network, authorities say that Christine Bordeaux provided the ammunition that Nikko Jenkins used and Anthony Wells supplied a gun.

Nikko's mother Lori and another sister, Melonie, have been charged with witness tampering in an unrelated case. Both have since posted bail.


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