1 assault charge against Erica Jenkins dismissed - Omaha.com
Published Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 1:14 am
1 assault charge against Erica Jenkins dismissed

A judge on Tuesday dismissed one assault charge against Erica Jenkins — the woman accused in a separate case of murdering 22-year-old Curtis Bradford.
Jenkins no longer faces one felony assault charge.

However, she still faces two other counts of assaulting jail guards and a robbery charge, as well as the first-degree murder charge in Bradford's death.

Jenkins and her brother, Nikko, are accused of shooting Bradford in the head while all three went out on the pretense of committing a robbery. Prosecutors have charged Nikko Jenkins with first-degree murder in that case and three other deaths in a 10-day span.

In the jail assault case dismissed Tuesday, Douglas County Judge Darryl Lowe said there was evidence that the purported victim took a swing at Erica Jenkins. He cited that and other factors in dismissing the charge.

Prosecutors called it a minor setback, noting all the other charges against Jenkins.

“That's probably the least of her concerns right now,” Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said.

In another development, a federal judge dismissed a charge against an associate of Nikko Jenkins.

Magistrate Judge Thomas Thalken on Friday dismissed the charge of being a felon in possession of ammunition against Christine Bordeaux, 39.

Bordeaux still faces state charges in Douglas County, including making terroristic threats and shoplifting.

The U.S. Attorney's Office on Tuesday declined to say why the federal charge against Bordeaux was dismissed.

Bordeaux had been accused of illegally buying two boxes of Brenneke Classic Magnum 12-gauge ammunition — commonly known to hunters as deer slugs — on Aug. 2.

Nikko Jenkins, 26, is charged with first-degree murder in the slayings of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena, whose bodies were found Aug. 11 at Spring Lake Park; the Aug. 19 shooting death of Bradford; and the Aug. 21 shooting death of Andrea Kruger as she pulled her sport utility vehicle up to the intersection at 168th and Fort Streets.

402-444-1275, todd.cooper@owh.com

Also see: Timeline of 4 killings tied to Nikko Jenkins

Contact the writer: Todd Cooper

todd.cooper@owh.com    |   402-444-1275

Todd covers courts and legal issues for The World-Herald.

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