Jenkins' bench trial request granted

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Updated: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:45:18 CST

The man accused of murdering four people will not be judged by a jury of his peers, but rather a judge. On Tuesday, an Omaha judge granted Nikko Jenkins' request for a bench trial. Earlier this month, the same judge granted Jenkins' request to represent himself during his trial.

The public defender's office will have an attorney assist Jenkins in preparing his case, but won't participate in the trial itself. Jenkins is expected back in court for a hearing on April 3rd.