Teen accused in cousin's death to remain in custody | KOB 4

Teen accused in cousin's death to remain in custody

KOB Web Staff
January 11, 2019 06:21 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Albuquerque teenager accused of killing his 9-year-old cousin will remain in custody until his trial.


Police say 15-year-old Jeramiah Morfin led investigators to the girl's body in an arroyo near Unser and Gibson over the weekend.

They were called to the home when Morfin's mother said she couldn't find the 9-year-old. His mother told police the girl was at the home for a sleepover.

The boyfriend of Morfin's mother eventually handed her a note that was allegedly written by the teenager.

The letter said, "I finally lost it. So many things happen and I attacked her because I couldn't think straight and everything that had happened was because of my past. I killed her."

Her body was recovered, partially clothed, in a drainage tunnel. She had trauma to her body and showed signs of possible sexual assault, according to the criminal complaint.

The Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office said Morfin will be tried as an adult. He is facing an open count of Murder.


KOB Web Staff

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