January 22nd, 2013
01:40 PM ET

Sheriff: Teen accused of killing 5 wanted a massacre

A teenager accused of gunning down his parents and three siblings in their New Mexico home had hoped to go on a killing spree and die in a shootout with police, investigators said Tuesday.

Nehemiah Griego, 15, will stand trial as an adult in the weekend killings, prosecutors announced. He was arrested Saturday night, after deputies found the bodies of his mother, father, brother and two of his sisters in their home on the outskirts of Albuquerque.

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  1. saywhat

    He wanted a 'spree' not just 5 bodies.
    We should have more guns in every home and on every person. Even easier access for everyone to weapons including military style weapons and ammo.
    How else can we justify being crazy.

    January 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    My gosh, how awful!

    January 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    Lock up your guns and put safety locks on them.

    January 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 1608

    @ Schottish Mama: I tried to tell people that after the the CONN. KILLING, some didn't want to hear.

    January 22, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Yeah I know, plus not letting people with mental problems have them. But the obvious is not obvious to some.

      January 22, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Too many teenagers today aspire to go out in a blaze of infamy after a shooting spree.
    When I was a teenager, in the time of Ayn Rand, we wanted to be doctors, rich businessmen, movie stars, and presidents of the USA.
    It's true that guns don't kill people, but today we have so many people who want to kill people that many guns are too dangerous for us to have.

    January 22, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      The man in CO was known to have mental problems. The young man in Newtown was on the asberger? spectrum. We have to weed them out and enforce the laws we already have, the mental part is already in the brad bill.

      January 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Sorry meant Brady bill. Hi Mr. Joey

      January 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. 1608

    Lets not forget the Las Vegas police Lt. who killed his wife and Young son. Reason may never be known.
    I also have a firefighter in my town who was arrested for threats to his wife.. You can't count the guns he had on your hands and feet, no permit.

    January 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ Scottish Mama:
    Hi back to you. It's cold here.

    January 22, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    The policeman in Vegas killed his wife & son. tragic. He never wanted to die massacring innocent people & children in a public place.
    The other incident involving a fire fighter @1608 mentions similarly was a family affair.
    Its easy access to guns of all kinds for civilians be they adults or young, who feel empowered holding these lethal weapons in their hands to kill at will and as many as they want which is the problem.

    January 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    I agree @ Scottish Mama and @ 1608! Stop babysitting your children with video games would help also!

    January 22, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. the pope

    God I love guns!!!

    February 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |