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Lady Leader Of A Family Of MixedRaceMurderers Gets Given Life Plus 100 Years For Killing Spree! (Video)

Lady Leader Of A Family Of MixedRaceMurderers Gets Given Life Plus 100 Years For Killing Spree! (Video)

by November 6, 2017 0 comments

Murder, Its A Family Business!

By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

This woman has gotten life plus 180 years in prison for her, her brother and other relatives going on a killing spree resulting in the deaths of 4 people that we know about!

Erica Jenkins sentenced to life in prison for killing Curtis Bradford

The phone blared through the courtroom, an automated voice bouncing off the walls.

“You have reached the Nebraska Correctional Center for women,” the recording said, over and over.

Indeed, Erica Jenkins has reached the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York.

She has started her life there — refusing to leave the prison to attend any of her court hearings in Douglas County.

And now, she’ll finish her life in York.

Tuesday afternoon — after several attempts to get her on the phone — the 24-year-old Jenkins listened as Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon sentenced her to life in prison for murder, plus 80 to 100 years for weapons counts, for the Aug. 19, 2013, killing of Curtis Bradford. Erica Jenkins and her brother, Nikko Jenkins, shot Bradford, 22, after luring him out on the pretense of the trio committing a robbery.

Although she “appeared” only by phone, Erica Jenkins was ever present — and ever defiant.

“I don’t know how to prove (it) but all I know is that family members did falsely testify against me in order to get a false conviction,” she said. “I’m innocent.”

Hardly, said prosecutor Brenda Beadle.

Beadle brushed off a couple of interruptions by Erica Jenkins to state the facts of Bradford’s case. How Jenkins’ sisters and relatives confirmed that she took part in Bradford’s murder near 18th and Clark Streets. How she reportedly didn’t like Bradford because he was a member of a gang whose members she suspected of shooting up her house. How she yelled at her brother, Nikko Jenkins, for also firing into Bradford’s head — and “taking my first kill.”

“It’s one of the most disturbing, horrific things I’ve heard from the mouth of a killer,” Beadle said. “And now, she continues to play the blame game.”

Erica Jenkins went a step further in her denials Tuesday.

“I never even met that man in my life — never seen him once,” Erica Jenkins said of Bradford. “I was two months pregnant. Who does something that horrific, two months pregnant, with morning sickness?”

Erica Jenkins, 24, already is serving 40 to 60 years in prison after she was convicted of two counts of robbery in the Aug. 11, 2013, deaths of Juan Uribe-Pena and Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz. Her brother, 28, has been convicted of killing Bradford, Uribe-Pena, Cajiga-Ruiz and Andrea Kruger. He is awaiting a death penalty hearing.

Court officials delayed Erica’s trial over her involvement in the Aug. 21 killing of Andrea Kruger. She had been scheduled to go on trial this week on a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery. If it occurs, that trial would take place in August.

Erica Jenkins also faces several charges related to assaults at the Douglas County Jail.

Jenkins’ attorney, Beau Finley, said his client refuses to come to Douglas County for two reasons. One, she has had too many conflicts in the jail. And two, she is able to see her two children during visiting hours at York, something she can’t do in Douglas County, Finley said.

“There’s not a phone call that we have in which she doesn’t talk to me about her son and her daughter,” Finley said.

That drew little sympathy from Bradford’s mother.

Velita Glasgow said she thinks about her son all the time — and will never be able to remove the grisly images of his death.

“No mother should feel what I feel — no mother should see their child the way I saw mine,” she said. “At this point, I just feel like justice is served. I’m not looking forward to the appeals. I just wish it would all go away so I can live again. Right now, I haven’t lived for over a year. And I need to do that.”