Douglas County prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Nikko Jenkins, saying aggravating circumstances exist in four August killings in which he is charged.
Jenkins, 27, is accused of committing at least three of the slayings in an effort to conceal the commission of a robbery and of shooting dead more than one person at a time. He also has a robbery conviction.
Jenkins is charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 11 fatal shootings of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, 29, and Juan Uribe-Pena, 26, near 18th and F Streets; the Aug. 19 slaying of Curtis Bradford, 22, near 18th and Clark Streets; and the Aug. 21 slaying of Andrea Kruger, 33, at 168th and Fort Streets.
Jenkins' attorney has suggested that the killings were motivated by Jenkins' mental illness.