Judge: Nehemiah Griego will be sentenced as an adult
August 10, 2019 04:48 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Nehemiah Griego, who killed five of his family members in 2013, will be sentenced as an adult.
Griego had been in juvenile detention and was expected to be released at 21. A judge eventually had to decide if he had responded to years of psychological treatment.
Judge Alisa Hart ruled Friday that Griego is not amenable to treatment.
Griego shot and killed his parents and three young siblings when he was just 15 years old.
A sentencing date has not been announced yet.
Sisters Vanessa and Annette Griego released the following statement:
“We as a family are relieved to hear that Nehemiah will be sentenced as an adult. We are looking forward to giving our impact statements at sentencing, hoping that will help everyone present, especially Nehemiah, understand the profound and permanent impact his crimes have had on all of our lives. We hope that sentencing will finally bring a fair and just outcome, to what has felt like a long and difficult journey. Please understand this is an emotional time for all of us. We thank you for respecting our privacy while the final details are being dealt with by the legal system.”
Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement:
"I am grateful to the Court for their decision, and I am hopeful that justice will finally be served for the victims and survivors."
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Updated: August 10, 2019 04:48 PM
Created: August 09, 2019 03:46 PM
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