- Associated Press - Monday, April 21, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska man convicted of killing four people shortly after he was released from prison last summer will have lawyers representing him when it’s decided whether he should be executed.

Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon (buh-TAL’-yuhn) decided to reappoint lawyers for 27-year-old Nikko Jenkins after accepting his no contest pleas last Wednesday.

Bataillon wrote in court documents that he decided to reappoint lawyers because of the complexity of the death penalty sentencing process.

Jenkins had been representing himself in court for the past several months.

Jenkins has been convicted of fatally shooting Juan Uribe-Pena, Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, Curtis Bradford and Andrea Kruger in three separate ambushes over 10 days last summer after his July 30 release from prison without supervision.

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