Sister of Nikko Jenkins gets 14 months to 2 years in prison for cocaine possession

Sister of Nikko Jenkins gets 14 months to 2 years in prison for cocaine possession

One of the sisters of quadruple killer Nikko Jenkins was sentenced Monday in Lincoln to 14 months to two years in prison after pleading no contest to a cocaine possession charge.

Sophia Jenkins, 34, was arrested in 2015 in connection with an incident at the Walgreens at 17th and South Streets. A companion was charged with felony shoplifting from the store; Jenkins was charged as an accessory.

She was later charged with cocaine possession after officers found a baggie coated with white powder on her during the investigation, said Pat Condon, chief deputy for the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office. The accessory charge was later dropped.

In August, Douglas County District Judge Kim Pankonin sentenced Jenkins to 22 to 30 years in prison after being she was convicted of second-degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony after beating a cousin with a beer bottle at a now-closed west Omaha bar.

The cousin suffered a goose-egg-sized bump on her forehead, cuts to both cheeks and a cut next to her left ear that required stitches, according to a detective’s affidavit. She is listed as an inmate at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York.

Her drug sentence from Lancaster County will be served once the assault and weapon use sentences are completed, Condon said.

Nikko Jenkins killed four people in Omaha shortly after his release from prison in 2013. A three-judge panel in May sentenced him to death.

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