ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A statement of probable cause filed in connection with the murder of five people Saturday in the Albuquerque stated the 15-year-old suspect was reporting to church members that his family had been killed in a car crash and were laying dead inside the home, according to our sister station, KRQE.
New details revealed that suspect Nehemiah Griego allegedly killed his father, Greg Griego , mother, Sara, and three young siblings Jael, Angelina and Zephania. KRQE reported that Griego confessed to killing his family after making up several stories.
KRQE reported on court documents stating Griego told deputies the shootings happened because he had "anger issues" and "was annoyed with'' his mother.
Officers said Griego told them he then reloaded the weapons so he could drive to a populated area to murder more people, with hopes of being killed while exchanging gunfire with law enforcement. Instead, Griego put some of the guns in the family's van and drove it to Calvary, where his story of what happened to his family was questioned.
Investigators were still combing over the home on the southwestern edge of the city where investigators found the victims Saturday night, said Deputy Aaron Williamson, a spokesman for the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department.
Williamson said each victim had been shot multiple times. Several guns were found inside the home, including a "military-style" rifle he said had been used in the crime.
The teen is being charged with two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse resulting in death, the sheriff's department said. He was arrested after being questioned at the sheriff's office and is likely to be arraigned on Tuesday, Williamson said.