New Mexico teen indicted in family killings
Nehemiah Griego, 15, is being charged as an adult in the deaths of his parents and three siblings.
February 6th, 2013
12:53 PM ET

New Mexico teen indicted in family killings

A teenager accused of gunning down his parents and three siblings in their New Mexico home last month has been indicted on five counts of murder.

Investigators said Nehemiah Griego, 15, had hoped to go on a killing spree and die in a shootout with police.

A Bernalillo County grand jury also indicted Griego on Monday on three counts of intentionally caused child abuse and three counts of death of a child under 12, charges that relate to the killing of his two sisters and brother. Griego is being charged as an adult, prosecutors announced.

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  1. saywhat

    "He had hoped to go on a killing spree & die in a shoot out with the police".
    Well I wonder what sort of weapon he must have been dreaming of using in his twisted fantasies? What weapon could give him that kind of power?
    A baseball bat, a knife, a rock?

    February 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark G.

      A bomb, poison, an axe(while they were sleeping) , arson?

      February 7, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    Anything can be used "as" a weapon, whackos.

    February 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boom

      here is something very interesting. Australia has a ban on guns. Since the ban, home burglaries have risen a whopping E. All other crimes have risen as well

      February 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boom

      Fourty five percent. CNN has a problem with omitting numbers so I have to spell it out

      February 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    Thank you Boom for the enlightenment, a thing whackos do not want you to hear about. Anytime you strip away the ability to let one defend themselves, it's pretty much a no brainer crime will step in.

    February 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 1608®

    The sad part of all this is it's an everyday thing, we're j
    hearing more now because of the firearms fight.

    February 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Sure . And we have seen shooting sprees & rise in gun deaths in Australia since the ban on guns. lol
    Civilians should have unhindered access to military style assault weapons and magazines. Lets really go crazy.

    February 6, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ saywhat, i dont think thats exactly what 1608 meant. True
    Military weapons should not be in civilian homes BUT law abiding citizens should be allowed to purchase and keep weapons. And crooks are still gonna get em however they have been up til now. This is just one more political game.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |