Erica Jenkins sentenced to 60-100 years

From the Omaha World-Herald:

Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon sentenced Erica Jenkins, 24, to 60 to 100 years in prison after a jury convicted her in September of the robberies that led to the deaths of Juan Uribe-Pena and Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz.

With a mandatory minimum term for being a habitual criminal, Jenkins will be eligible for parole in 40 years. Absent parole, she cannot be released for 60 years.

“The defendant has made choices throughout her life — very bad choices,” [Douglas County Attorney] Kleine said. “They wreaked havoc on the people of Douglas County for some time.”

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Re-Election Announcement

We did it thanks to you!

November 4, 2014. 10:45 pm CST:

Tonight, now that Charles Garman has so graciously conceded, I am grateful and humbled that the voters of Douglas County have chosen to re-elect me as their County Attorney. Thanks to you, my team and I will be able to continue the hard work of aggressively fighting crime in a fiscally responsible manner.

I am so thankful for the support my campaign has received from across the community. Thank you to all of you who attended events, put up signs, and contributed so generously. I am so appreciative of all of you who spoke out in support of our positive message of dedication, responsibility, and results. Without this countywide effort, our important work would not be able to continue.

I want to thank my family for their support and for their patience in putting up with the difficulties that this position and a campaign brings.

Finally, I want to encourage everyone to stay involved in the fight against crime in our great county. Only if we work together will we have sustained success in protecting our citizens. Thank you.

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Don Kleine
Douglas County Attorney