- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque judge must decide the fate of an 18-year-old who has pleaded guilty to killing five family members after hearing differing opinions from medical experts.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1o2Wm8x ) that Nehemiah Griego was 15 when authorities say he shot his parents and three younger siblings. He pleaded guilty in Children’s Court last year.

Children’s Court Judge John J. Romero could rule on Griego’s future on Thursday.

A prosecution psychiatrist says the teen has a personality disorder that would be difficult to treat and prosecutors want Griego sentenced as an adult. But the defense has argued that the teenager is doing well in psychiatric treatment and should be sentenced as a juvenile.

The defense says Griego was abused by his father and likely suffered traumatic brain injury.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com



Click to Read More

Click to Hide