Jenkins' uncle sentenced for role in murder

Posted at 2:25 PM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 18:18:03-05

Nikko Jenkins’ uncle, Warren Levering, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his role in the murder of Andrea Kruger.  It’s the final conviction in the Nikko Jenkins killing spree of 2013.

In court Friday afternoon Warren Levering, 54, pleads “No Contest” to amended charges of accessory to murder and attempted robbery.  He's sentenced to 40 years but with “Goodtime” he’ll be out in about 17 ½ years.

On August 21, 2013, Levering, Nikko Jenkins, his sister Erica, and their cousin Christine Bordeaux went to west Omaha because Nikko wanted to steal a car.

Jenkins murdered Andrea Kruger at 168th & Fort St.  He and Warren then stole her SUV.

Levering was caught on surveillance setting her SUV on fire in an alley near 43rd & Hamilton St.

“We're pleased with that result. It puts an end to this group's all the things that happened in that several weeks where they pretty much terrorized and murdered 4 people in Omaha,” said Douglas Co. Attorney Don Kleine.

Levering will be in his 70's by the time he gets out of prison.

“Never in my wildest memory would I have thought this would happen let alone be a part of it.  Once again I'm sorry and apologize to the family," Levering told Judge Peter Bataillon.

Nikko's mother, Lori Jenkins, was sentenced to decades in federal prison for giving him ammo.  His sister, Erica, is serving two life sentences.  Nikko is awaiting his death penalty hearing or sentencing for his four murders.  Christine Bordeaux, who cooperated with the prosecution, will be sentenced soon.