Lori Jenkins in court on 3 new charges - Omaha.com
Published Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 9:18 am / Updated at 5:50 pm
Lori Jenkins in court on 3 new charges

A Douglas County Court judge ordered Lori Jenkins to remain in jail on $1 million bail Wednesday after being charged with three counts of being an accessory to homicide.

Jenkins, 47, is the mother of Nikko Jenkins, the 27-year-old accused of first-degree murder in the Aug. 11 slayings of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena, whose bodies were discovered at Spring Lake Park; the Aug. 19 shooting death of Curtis Bradford; and the Aug. 21 death of Andrea Kruger, who was shot at the intersection of 168th and Fort Streets.

An assistant Douglas County prosecutor told Judge Marcela Keim that Lori Jenkins got rid of evidence following the shootings of Cajiga-Ruiz and Uribe-Pena, a class III felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

The prosecution also accused Jenkins of providing the gas can used to ignite Kruger's stolen vehicle and of lying to police during their investigation into Kruger's death. Those allegations resulted in two counts of a class IV felony, each punishable by up to five years in prison.

Lori Jenkins previously had been charged with witness tampering and being a felon in possession of ammunition, a federal offense based on allegations that she bought the ammo used in some of the slayings.

Timeline: Four killings tied to Nikko Jenkins

Correction: Judge Marcela Keim's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this story.

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