Thursday, June 01, 2017


'Psychopath' who carved 666 backwards into his forehead and sliced his tongue and penis to look like snakes is sentenced to death for killing four people in shooting spree just 11 days after he was freed from prison

By Emily Crane and Associated Press

Daily Mail
May 31, 2017

A man who carved 666 backwards into his own forehead has been sentenced to death for murdering four people in a brutal Nebraska shooting spree.

Nikko Jenkins, 30, showed no emotion as he was handed the death penalty sentence on Tuesday over the August 2013 shooting deaths in Omaha.

Jenkins, who was described by one prison psychiatrist as a 'psychopath', has made a habit of tattooing his face with hieroglyphics and self-mutilating his body while in prison to worship the Egyptian serpent god.

Jenkins once sliced through his tongue to make it look like a snake before smearing the blood over his cell walls and also sliced his penis, which required 27 stitches.

He also carved '666' into his forehead in 2015 but used a mirror so the numbers came out backwards.

Jenkins pleaded no contest to the murder charges in 2014 but his sentencing has been delayed because of concerns about his mental state.

His defense psychiatrist said Jenkins suffers from schizophrenia and perhaps a bipolar disorder, while his lawyers tried to argue his self mutilation was proof of a deteriorating mental state.

State psychiatrists have repeatedly testified that he is faking psychosis.

Jenkins went on a killing spree just 11 days after he was released from prison in August 2013 where he had been serving a 10 year sentence for two carjackings.

He shot and killed Juan Uribe-Pena and Jorge Cajiga-Ruizon using a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun. Their bodies were found inside a pickup truck in southeast Omaha.

Eight days later, Jenkins and his sister killed Curtis Bradford, a one-time prison acquaintance.

Jenkins pulled Andrea Kruger from her SUV as she drove home from work on August 21 and shot her four times before speeding off in her vehicle.

Jenkins had insisted an Egyptian god ordered him in a foreign language to kill the four as human sacrifices.

Jenkins was ultimately found competent to stand trial and allowed to represent himself for much of it. He was then allowed in 2014 to plead no contest to the murder charges.

He is now the first to be given the death sentence in Nebraska since the state's voters reinstated the punishment last year.

The last execution in Nebraska was carried out in 1997, when Robert Williams died in the state's now-defunct electric chair for killing two women in 1977.

The judicial panel had the option of sentencing Jenkins on Tuesday to death or life in prison.

The judges cited the heinous nature of the killings in their decision and said they believed state psychiatrists who testified that while Jenkins does have narcissistic and anti-social personality disorders, he knew right from wrong when he committed the crimes.

The mother of one of Jenkins' victims cried quietly as she left the courtroom on Tuesday following the sentencing.

Velita Glasgow, the mother of Curtis Bradford, said Tuesday's sentence brought much-needed closure for her.

'It's time for me to heal,' she said. 'I'm ready to put this behind me.'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Some folks just need killing.