Mother of Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Multiple Charges

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Charges on File
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Charges on File

Lori Jenkins, the mother of suspected killer Nikko Jenkins, appeared in court Friday to plead not guilty to tampering with a witness, informant, or juror and three counts of accessory to a felony.

According to prosecutors, the tampering charge comes after Lori and her daughter, Melonie Jenkins, repeatedly called a woman who had filed a police report against Nikko Jenkins.

She is also accused of being an accessory in the murder of Andrea Kruger. Prosecutors have said Lori supplied the gas can that was used to set Kruger's vehicle on fire. Lori Jenkins is also accused of buying ammunition that was used to kill Juan Uribe-Pena and Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz.

Both Nikko and his mother, Lori Jenkins, are in the Douglas County Jail awaiting trials. At separate times, both have contacted WOWT 6 News.

Lori admits that she was the woman seen in a security camera picture buying ammunition at Canfield's, but says it was for her protection. She claims that cousin, Christine Bordeaux, who was allegedly present at three of the murders, stole the ammo from her car and gave it Nikko.

As for the charge of giving her brother, Warren Levering, the gas can to allegedly burn victim Andrea Kruger's SUV, Lori told us, “He and Crissy (Bordeaux) came to my house late night and asked for a gas can. I gave it to them. They said they ran out of gas. Woke me out of my sleep."

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