Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Friday, August 21, 2015


            The last victim of Spree Killer, Nikko Jenkins was Andrea Kruger, who was shot dead on August 21, 2013. We, the comrades of Unit 1012, want Jenkins to face the death penalty for his crimes. That is why we endorse Nebraskans for the Death Penalty and we give our strong support and compassion for the loved ones of Andrea Kruger, so we encourage those who are Nebraskan registered voters to sign the petition. Do learn from how Proposition 34 was defeated on November 6, 2012.  

            Let us not forget Andrea Kruger and also the other 3 victims of Nikko Jenkins. 

Andrea L Kruger Obituary

Date of Birth:

Wednesday, November 21st, 1979

Date of Death:

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Andrea Lynn (Roberts) Kruger was born on November 21, 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska to Kent and Teri (Freyermuth) Roberts. She grew up in Valley where she graduated from Valley High School in 1998 and went on to receive her Business degree from UNO. As a young girl, Andrea was very active in sports, including soccer, softball, basketball and swimming. Her charisma and spunk made her the life of the party.

Andrea married Michael-Ryan Kruger on August 9, 2008 at the First Christian Church in Omaha. They have raised their children, Jadyn Bender (13) , Ava (4) and Hartley Kruger (22 mo) in Omaha.

She enjoyed browsing for bargains, creating original gift ideas for others and trying new things. She loved spending weekdays with girlfriends doing activities with the kids. Andrea was always on the go, ready to make each day as beautiful as the last. Highlights in her life include the births of her children, her wedding day, vacationing with her family and going on trips with her "Vegas Girls".

Andrea was selfless, independent, strong and the heart of her family. She was loving and nurturing. She had an energetic personality that enabled others to be better people. She was ornery, feisty and could push people's buttons then get them to laugh at the same time. Andrea enjoyed the company of friends and family, country music, traveling and relaxing at the beach with a good book. The loves of her life were her husband and kids. She will always be missed but Andrea will inspire us all each day.

Andrea passed away tragically on August 21, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 33 years and 9 months. She is survived by her husband Michael-Ryan; children Jadyn, Ava and Hartley all of Omaha; Parents Kent and Teri Roberts of Valley; brother Ryan (Lori) Roberts of Omaha; Parents-In-Laws Michael and Mercy Kruger of Omaha; grandparents Joe and Lois Roberts of Elkhorn, Keith and Mary Ellen Freyermuth of Omaha, Gerald and Karen Guarino of Fremont, Robert and Rosalie Huey of Battlefield, MO, Barbara Kruger of Omaha and Theresa Bernal of WY.

Andrea Kruger's parents collect signatures for death penalty vote
Teri, Kent Roberts volunteer time in Valley Saturday
UPDATED 1:39 PM CDT Jul 12, 2015

VALLEY, Neb. —Welcoming people outside the Valley, Nebraska city hall Saturday, Nebraskans For the Death Penalty had support from Teri and Kent Roberts.

"It's been kind of a non-stop line all morning, so we're really excited about that," said Teri Roberts.

The Roberts family lost their beloved daughter, Andrea Kruger, in August, 2013. Nikko Jenkins is awaiting sentencing for Kruger's murder and other killings that summer.

Teri Roberts said Saturday, some people are "evil" and will not benefit from any amount of resources invested in rehabilitation.

"I think Nikko Jenkins fits that, and those are the people I think should be held accountable for their actions and pay the ultimate price with their lives," Roberts explained.

Nebraskans for the Death Penalty says hundreds of people signed petitions at the Valley location, Saturday, working to get the issue on the November, 2016 ballot. Rod Edwards, with the campaign, said petition circulators are at events across the state.

"The Roberts family is truly loved in Valley, so a lot of people are coming because they know [them]," Edwards added, speaking about the turnout in Douglas County.

Caryl Beaver signed the petition after grieving Kruger's loss.

"I knew Andrea," she said, "I taught her Sunday school as a matter of fact. I think what they're doing is right. We need to be able to vote on this issue."

Kruger's father, Kent Roberts, said no matter the outcome, it's about the opportunity to vote. "If the people vote it down, I'll live with that," Kent Roberts said, "but I don't think they will."

A group fighting the death penalty petitions is working with a $400,000 donation from the Proteus Action League, asking voters to "decline to sign" the petitions. 

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