Inmate Carves 666 Into His Forehead, Is Foiled by Mirror
Nikko Jenkins faces death-penalty hearing
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2015 1:06 PM CDT
A 2014 file photo of Nikko Jenkins at the Douglas County Courthouse in Omaha, Neb., before his '666' carving.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)

(Newser) – A man who murdered four people in Nebraska in 2013 tried to carve 666 into his forehead but neglected to factor in the all-important detail that he was looking in a mirror at the time. As a result, Nikko Jenkins ended up with a trio of backward sixes, reports the Omaha World Herald. Jenkins told a judge by telephone of his botched attempt, the latest development in his convoluted legal journey. Jenkins faces a death-penalty hearing in July after pleading no contest to the killings, and while he insists he has a mental illness and obeys a serpent god, prosecutors insist he's faking it. He was declared competent to stand trial. More details on the case here.