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Convicted killer Erica Jenkins asks for name change to Elluminati Egoddess Erikka Prestige

Convicted killer Erica Jenkins asks for name change to Elluminati Egoddess Erikka Prestige

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Erica Jenkins

Erica Jenkins, who is serving a life sentence for murder and 20 to 30 years for beating another inmate in the prison in York, has asked that her name be legally changed to Elluminati Egoddess Erikka Prestige. She has petitioned the court for a hearing in July. She is pictured with her then-defense attorney Christopher Johnson during a hearing in York County District Court.

YORK, Neb. — Erica Jenkins, 31, an inmate at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York who is serving a life sentence for murder, is asking for her name to be changed.

Jenkins has petitioned the York County District Court, asking for a hearing to be held July 12, so her name change request can be considered.

She is asking that her name be legally changed from Erica Ashley Jenkins to Elluminati Egoddess Erikka Prestige.

Jenkins is serving a life sentence for the 2013 slaying of Curtis Bradford of Omaha. She is the sister of death-row inmate Nikko Jenkins, who participated in Bradford’s killing and was responsible for three other murders. She also has a decades-long sentence for robbery associated with the killing.

Jenkins is also serving a 20- to 30-year sentence for the beating of fellow inmate, Christine Bordeaux. Jenkins was found guilty by a York County jury of assaulting Bordeaux (her cousin, who testified against the Jenkins siblings in the Bradford case). In that case, Bordeaux suffered a concussion, broken arm and nose.


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Study after study indicates that prolonged isolation and lack of social interaction worsens the paranoia and anxiety of mentally ill inmates and can destabilize even those without mental health problems. Some states report higher rates of repeat crimes for those who spend time in isolation.

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On a night in early September, the manipulator would become the manipulated. Jenkins succumbed to a routine as old as a badge and a night stick: good cop, bad cop.

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In sentencing Jenkins in 2011, Douglas County District Judge Gary Randall gave him credit for 513 days that he had served in the Douglas County Jail after being transferred there from the Tecumseh State Prison while he awaited trial.

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Court and corrections records obtained exclusively by The World-Herald show three factors could have — some say should have — kept Jenkins behind bars well past July 30. Jenkins has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder.

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