An Omaha man found guilty of killing four people, allegedly attempted to carve “666” into his forehead, but things didn’t go as planned.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, “28-year-old Nikko Jenkins told Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon during a recent telephone hearing that he “self-mutilated” by trying to carve the symbolic number — known as the “number of the beast” in the Biblical book of Revelation — into his forehead.” Jenkins stated he did this, “because he is not receiving treatment for his purported mental illness.”
It’s was at this moment when Nikko Jenkins realized he messed up. Jenkins told the judge that he made a mistake in his carving when he got confused as he was looking into a mirror and ended up cutting the 6s backwards, leaving him with three upside-down 9s instead.
Last April, he was found guilty of fatally shooting four people in Omaha, Nebraska, over a 10-day period in 2013. Jenkins pleaded no contest to four counts of first-degree murder and eight weapons charges.
In July Jenkins is scheduled to face a death penalty hearing. His sentencing was delayed because of questions over Jenkins’ mental health. Doctors are still trying to determine whether not Jenkins has schizophrenia; in the past Jenkins stated that he takes his orders from the “serpent god.” Prosecutors believe that Jenkins is faking in an attempt to escape the death penalty. The judge has ruled him competent to proceed forward with the hearing. No word whether the defense will use this recent incident to back his schizophrenia claim.