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Judge Calls For Explanation From Regional Center

Judge Calls For Explanation From Regional Center

A judge has ordered officials from the state psychiatric hospital to court next week to explain why the Lincoln Regional Center can't house and treat a man convicted of killing four Omaha people last summer.

Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon issued the order during a hearing Thursday, more than two weeks after he ordered Nikko Jenkins to the state's psychiatric hospital in Lincoln for treatment.

But in a letter sent to the judge last week, the Lincoln Regional Center said it doesn't have adequate security or a bed for Jenkins.

The judge issued the delay Thursday after officials with the center weren't in the courtroom.

Jenkins was convicted earlier this year of four counts of first-degree murder but was declared incompetent to face the sentencing portion of his case.  


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