A three-judge panel has condemned convicted killer Nikko Jenkins to death for the murders of four people in Omaha.
Judges Pete Bataillon of Omaha, Mark Johnson of Norfolk, and Terri Harder of Kearney handed down the sentence in a Douglas County courtroom.
Jenkins, who is now 30, was convicted earlier in the deaths of Juan Uribe-Pena, Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, Curtis Bradford, and Andrea Kruger.
Bataillon stated the judges found “that a sentence of death is not excessive. This is one of the worst killing sprees in (Nebraska) history.”
The judges found Jenkins planned each of the murders.
The sentence makes provision if the death sentence is vacated in the future; it tacks on hundreds of years in prison as well.
Jenkins said nothing in the courtroom, which featured heavy security.
Jenkins went on a murderous rampage within weeks after being released from prison in 2013.
Jenkins’ attorneys had argued Jenkins suffered from a mental illness and should not be subject to the death penalty.
Karla James contributed to this story.