Nikko Jenkins sentenced to death

Posted at 3:31 PM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 09:23:17-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Convicted killer, 30-year-old Nikko Jenkins was sentenced to death today by a three-judge panel. 

Judge Peter Bataillon gave the verdict for the panel, which also included Mark Johnson of the Norfolk area and Terri Harder of the Kearney area. 

Bataillon said the panel took into consideration Jenkins' violent history and his lack of remorse for his killings. 

"Each one of the murders was a deliberate and planned attack," he said. "This was one of the worst killing sprees in the history of the state."

County attorney Don Kleine added that the murders were horrific and there was no choice but the death penalty.

"I think the law and the evidence supported the judge's decision," he said. 

Jenkins killed four people, all in a 10-day span in August of 2013, after serving 10 1/2 years in prison for two carjackings and two assaults. 

Jenkins' other option was life in prison, the main argument against the death penalty was Jenkins' mental condition. His attorney Tom Riley said there would be an automatic appeal.