A judge has determined the man accused of killing four Omaha people last summer is competent to stand trial.
"I think the judge did a nice job of evaluating and coming to the conclusion. He feels that the defendant meets the criteria for competency in the state of Nebraska," says Douglas County Attorney, Don Kleine.
The Nebraska Court System follows a three prong test when deciding competency.
1. Does the defendant have the capacity to understand their charges?
2. Does the defendant comprehend the nature and consequences of the proceedings?
3. Can he make a rational defense?
A psychiatrist working for prosecutors testified last week that Jenkins is competent.