Uncle of Omaha man convicted of 4 slayings takes plea deal

By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


OMAHA, Neb. (AP)  The uncle of an Omaha man convicted of killing four people has pleaded no contest to being an accomplice in a 2013 murder and for attempted robbery.        

Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon sentenced Warren Levering to 40 years in prison Friday for his role in the August 2013 murder of Andrea Kruger. A first-degree murder charge was dropped in a plea agreement with prosecutors.        

Nikko Jenkins, who is Levering’s nephew, was convicted in the death of Kruger and three other people. Prosecutors say Levering was with Jenkins when he carjacked and killed Kruger.      

Officials say that Levering’s sentence includes 20 years for the accessory to murder charge and 20 years for attempted robbery. The sentences will run consecutively.  He was given credit for 893 days already served.