The mother of accused killer Nikko Jenkins was taken to jail by U.S. marshals Wednesday on a federal gun charge connected to the slayings.
Lori Jenkins, 46, is accused of being a felon in possession of ammunition, punishable by up to 10 years in federal prison.
Jenkins was recorded Aug. 2 on a store camera buying ammunition at Canfield's Sporting Goods, 8457 West Center Road, authorities say.
Omaha police later traced the ammunition — sometimes referred to as deer slugs — and a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun to Nikko Jenkins, 26.
He has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the Aug. 21 death of Andrea Kruger; the Aug. 19 killing of Curtis Bradford; and the Aug. 11 killings of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena.
Initially, authorities charged another relative, Christine Bordeaux, with buying the ammunition. But that charge was dropped once investigators determined the woman in the video was Lori Jenkins.
At first, police didn't suspect Lori Jenkins as the ammo buyer, partly because she had short hair by the time she had contact with law enforcement.
The video image appears to show a woman with her hair drawn back into a long ponytail.
However, authorities believe that Lori Jenkins got her hair cut after the ammo purchase.
Lori Jenkins could appear in federal court as soon as today.
She previously had been jailed in Douglas County on a charge of witness tampering in connection with a woman who accused Nikko Jenkins of making terroristic threats. She was released after posting bail but was booked back into jail just before 7:45 a.m. Wednesday.
She was convicted in 1997 of felony shoplifting.
Meanwhile, authorities added two new charges to the list of alleged crimes by Erica Jenkins, Nikko Jenkins' sister. The two counts of criminal conspiracy are related to the homicides in which her brother is charged. She also has been charged with robbery and murder.
Bordeaux, 39, has been moved to an undisclosed jail. She is said to have cooperated with investigators. Until this week, Bordeaux was being held at the Douglas County Jail.
She is charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy to commit robbery.