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Published On: Mon, Jan 21st, 2013

15 year old suspected of killing his family in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Immense a gun debate, a 15 year old boy from New Mexico shot and killed a family with a military style automatic rifle late Sunday.

Authorities identified the victims as as Greg Griego, 51, his wife Sara Griego, 40, and three of their children: a 9-year-old boy, Zephania Griego, and daughters Jael Griego, 5, and Angelina Griego, 2, said the Bernalillo county Sheriff office.

Deputy Aaron Williamson, the Public Information Officer for the Sheriff department said “the suspect in yesterday’s multiple homicide has been identified as, Nehemiah Grieg a 15 year old.”

According to locals, Greg Griego was a spiritual leader. “The Albuquerque Fire Department morns the senseless loss of one of our spiritual counselors, Greg Griego.” adding, “Chaplin Griego was a dedicated professional that passionately served his fellow man and the firefighters of this community.  His calming spirit and gentle nature will be greatly missed.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Greg’s extended family.” said James Breen, Fire Chief of the Albuquerque Fire Department.

Nehemiah remains in custody and was booked on murder charges.


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15 year old suspected of killing his family in New Mexico