Texas woman wishes to marry death row serial killer Nikko Jenkins who murdered four people, says 'he's very sensitive'

Jenkins was sentenced to death in May 2017 after he went on a killing spree just a month after being released from prison for other crimes.


                            Texas woman wishes to marry death row serial killer Nikko Jenkins who murdered four people, says 'he's very sensitive'
Nikko Jenkins sits during his sentencing at the Douglas County District Court in Omaha, Neb. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP, Pool File)

Being on death row for murder does not seem to dampen the romantic spirits of a besotted Texas woman, who wishes to marry to a Nebraska man, currently in prison for killing four people in three weeks in 2013. 

35-year-old Nikko Jenkins and 46-year-old Dawn Arguello of Lubbock are set to marry, despite his murder record, reported Omaha World-Herald. Jenkins was sentenced to death in May 2017 after he went on a killing spree just a month after being released from prison for other crimes for which he served 10 and a half years of the 21 he was slapped with.

However, this did not tick off Arguello, but him getting a tattoo of her name on his face did. "I was very (ticked) off that he did that,” Arguello told the Omaha World-Herald. “He doesn’t need to be self-mutilating like that.” She also expressed that she wasn't too happy about the negative coverage the killer had received. “If you believe the media,” she said, “he’s the most hated man in Nebraska besides Charles Starkweather.”

Nikko Jenkins is led to court by a Douglas County deputy in Omaha, Neb. Jenkins, convicted of killing four people in and around Omaha in 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Arguello met Jenkins, now 35,  while doing volunteer work for a non-profit organization that advocates for death-row inmates and their families.

Starkweather was an American spree killer who murdered 11 people in Nebraska and Wyoming between December 1957 and January 1958, when he was just 19 years old. He inspired films like ' Badlands'  and ' Natural Born Killers'  and he was executed by the age of 20. The woman claimed that her man and the spree killer were different. 

"He’s not what the media has made him out to be. He’s an enigma. He has feelings. He’s very sensitive. He’s very intelligent,” she added, “and, yes, he’s very manipulating.” Authorities believe that Jenkins was not operating alone during the murders and was aided by his sister and a female cousin. The women had allegedly lured the two men to Omaha Park and then Jenkins had come in and killed them.

In a similar fashion, Jenkins and his sister were set to go commit a robbery but Jenkins shot someone instead. He also killed a mother of three kids a few days after this. The names of his victims were Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, Juan Uribe-Pena, Curtis Bradford and Andrea Kruger.

According to the paper, the woman, Arguello, is also a convicted criminal and has committed domestic violence, child abuse and credit card abuse, the World-Herald reported.

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