A man already in an Omaha jail cell accused of making terroristic threats is now facing four counts of first degree murder. At a joint news conference today with Omaha Police, Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, the FBI and the U-S Marshall’s Office officials say 26 year old Nikko Jenkins is accused of murdering four people in the Omaha metro area from August 11th through August 21st.Jenkins is also accused of killing Curtis Bradford on August 19th at 18th and Clark. He is also accused of killing Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena on August 11th. Their bodies were found inside a pick up at 18th and F Streets and Andrea Kruger on August 21st near 168th and Fort.
Authorities say tips to Crime Stoppers and ballistic evidence led to arrest of Jenkins for murder. They say while questioning Jenkins he possibly implicated himself and others for the murders. Jenkins did know victim Curtis Bradford but the other three were random acts.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says if all the evidence holds together it is likely that Jenkins will face the death penalty. The investigation is ongoing and authorities are not ruling out there were accessories to the murders.
Jenkins had just been released from prison on July 30th. He served nine years for robbery. He had been sentenced to 21 years in prison for an armed carjacking in Omaha but he qualified for Nebraska’s “good time law” despite an escape attempt and an assault on a corrections officer.
AUDIO: Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer discusses Jenkins case. [:40]