Judge mulls diagnoses on convicted Omaha killer - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Judge mulls diagnoses on convicted Omaha killer

Posted: Updated:
Posted by: KLKN Newsroom, 8@klkntv.com

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Experts have provided to a judge diverging viewpoints on whether a man convicted of killing four people in Omaha is mentally ill or faking it.

Judge Peter Bataillon had ordered mental tests for 27-year-old Nikko Jenkins to determine whether Jenkins would be competent to understand court proceedings next month on his possible death sentence.

On Thursday a defense psychiatrist testified at a hearing that Jenkins suffers a form of schizophrenia and perhaps a bipolar disorder. A prosecution psychiatrist said Jenkins acts out and is lying about his mental state.

The judge didn't making a ruling on Thursday.

Jenkins is awaiting sentencing for the August 2013 deaths of Curtis Bradford, Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, Juan Uribe-Pena and Andrea Kruger.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • The victim was a 28-year-old woman

    Woman dies after being struck by SUV

    Woman dies after being struck by SUV

    A 28-year-old woman was struck and killed by an SUV, near 56th and Cleveland St. early Sunday morning, around 2:30 a.m. Lincoln Police say, the driver of the vehicle was a 20-year-old woman heading northbound on 56th st. The woman who was hit by the SUV was transported to a local hospital, where she died from her injuries. No citations have been issued at this time, drugs and alcohol are not suspected. The names of the people involved have not been released, as police work to...

    More >>

    A 28-year-old woman was struck and killed by an SUV, near 56th and Cleveland St. early Sunday morning, around 2:30 a.m. Lincoln Police say, the driver of the vehicle was a 20-year-old woman heading northbound on 56th st. The woman who was hit by the SUV was transported to a local hospital, where she died from her injuries. No citations have been issued at this time, drugs and alcohol are not suspected. The names of the people involved have not been released, as police work to...

    More >>
  • Part of the Wheel For Warriors project

    Veteran receives motorcycle

    Veteran receives motorcycle

    A veteran received a new set of wheels at Star City Motor Sports today. Tyler Powell of the Army National Guard was nominated by Combat Vets Motorcycles Association to receive a new motorcycle. The program is part of Wheels 4 Warriors, a national group that provides the bikes for veterans. Tyler says he thinks his willingness to help, helped him get nominated. Tyler said, "These guys did a rally good job of keeping me in the dark and just presenting me with a gift that I'll ne...

    More >>

    A veteran received a new set of wheels at Star City Motor Sports today. Tyler Powell of the Army National Guard was nominated by Combat Vets Motorcycles Association to receive a new motorcycle. The program is part of Wheels 4 Warriors, a national group that provides the bikes for veterans. Tyler says he thinks his willingness to help, helped him get nominated. Tyler said, "These guys did a rally good job of keeping me in the dark and just presenting me with a gift that I'll ne...

    More >>
  • Whiteclay liquor stores close before licenses expire

    Whiteclay liquor stores close before licenses expire

    Whiteclay liquor stores close before licenses expire

    Liquor stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska have closed their doors one day before their licenses expire. 

    More >>

    Liquor stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska have closed their doors one day before their licenses expire. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.