Crime
8:10 am
Tue October 22, 2013

State hit by claim in killing of Omaha woman

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The husband of an Omaha woman who authorities say was among four slain by a man recently released from prison has filed a $7.5 million claim against the state of Nebraska.

The Lincoln Journal Star says (http://bit.ly/Hcy07r) the claim filed Monday for Michael Kruger says the death of 33-year-old Andrea Kruger could have been prevented. A claim against a governmental entity is a required Nebraska legal step before a lawsuit can follow.

Twenty-seven-year-old Nikko Jenkins has pleaded not guilty to killing Kruger and three other people within a month of leaving prison on July 30. He had served more than a decade for robbery, assault and weapons convictions.

A spokeswoman for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says prison officials could not comment.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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