The woman prosecutors say provided ammunition that Nikko Jenkins used in an alleged killing spree has been ordered to stand trial. Christine Bordeaux faces a federal charge of being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition.
Bordeaux was bound over to trial in a court appearance before Federal Judge Thomas Thalken on Monday.
Authorities say they believe she acquired and provided ammunition that was allegedly used by Jenkins in four deadly shootings over a 10-day period.
According to court affidavits, Bordeaux bought two packs of five, 12-gauge classic magnum shotgun slugs.
No background check is needed to buy ammunition in Nebraska. A check is only done when purchasing a gun, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said.
Kleine told Channel Six News that there is no state statute to say anything about felons possessing or purchasing ammunition. Only that the U.S. Attorney’s Office was able to pin a federal charge on Bordeaux of being a felon in possession of ammunition.
In court Monday, an Omaha Police detective testified that a woman familiar with this case and who was interview by police, identified Bordeaux as the person in surveillance photos that allegedly showed her in possession of the bullets, after the purchase.
To be clear, it wasn't illegal for Canfield's Sporting Goods to have sold to bullets to Bordeaux but because the purchase doesn't require a check for felon status, she would have been the only one to know.
If convicted in the case, Bordeaux could face a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.