December 22, 2014

Family of murder victim suing state of Nebraska

The family of Omaha murder victim Andrea Kruger filed a lawsuit against the state of Nebraska for releasing murderer Nikko Jenkins from prison. Kathleen Neary with Powers & Associates is representing the family and says named in the suit is the Nebraska Department of Corrections, Correct Care Solutions and a number of individuals within the Department.

Neary says the state exercised common sense keeping Jenkins in segregation while in prison because they knew he would harm other inmates and staff. She says, “They took appropriate precautions to protect inmates and staff but then let him loose on the general public of the state of Nebraska.”

The lawsuit states that officials with the Department of Corrections showed “no common sense” in releasing Jenkins and that action put Kruger at “great risk of harm”. Neary says it is no secret that Jenkins told everyone who would listen to him that he would go on a killing spree after his release from prison.

The lawsuit seeks $7.5-million.