Nikko Jenkins is a convicted killer who’s in jail in Nebraska awaiting sentencing on four counts of murder.
Nebraska currently does not have the death penalty, but there is a petition drive in the state to reinstate it. If the petition is successful, many feel that Jenkins would be deserving of being the first one to apply it to.
Jenkins has gained attention for his self-mutilations. He has carved a swastika between his eyes, cut his tongue into two to look like a snake and cut 666 into his forehead.
In his most recent self-mutilation, Jenkins carved his penis to look like a serpent. It took 27 stitches to repair the damage.
The prison administration has been embarrassed at Jenkins ability to get razor blades while in prison and are concerned that some guards are helping Jenkins in his mutations.
According to an article in CrimeFeed, prosecutors believe that Jenkins is doing the carving in an effort mount an insanity defense. If so, he may well be succeeding.