- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico district attorney says she’s disappointed a teen who pleaded guilty to killing his parents and three younger siblings will be sentenced as a juvenile, and her office is considering an appeal.

Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg says a final decision on an appeal hadn’t been reached Friday, a day after a children’s court judge ruled lawyers for 18-year-old Nehemiah Griego had shown he is receptive to psychological treatment.

The judge’s decision means Griego will be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21. He was 15 when his five family members were shot and killed.

Brandenburg says prosecutors in the case were seeking justice for the victims and extensive treatment for Griego.

Griego has been undergoing therapy since May 2014 at a state facility for adolescents.



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