A state psychiatrist has declared Nikko Jenkins, charged with killing four people, as competent to stand trial.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said he received a letter Tuesday from Dr. Y. Scott Moore, who evaluated Jenkins' mental health at the Douglas County Jail sometime this month.
Moore concluded that Jenkins is capable of standing trial for the shooting deaths of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena in Spring Lake Park, Curtis Bradford near 18th and Clark Streets and Andrea Kruger near 168th and Fort Streets.
His conclusion clashes with a November psychiatric evaluation by Dr. Bruce Gutnik, who declared Jenkins was not competent to stand trial.
However, Gutnik said it was possible for Jenkins' competence to be restored with appropriate treatment, including antipsychotic medications.
Defense lawyers will be given time to review the state's evaluation, Kleine said, and a judge will likely decide whether Jenkins is competent to stand trial.