15 Year Old Nehemiah Griego Accused of Murdering Family in New Mexico Planned to Keep Killing at Local Walmart, Arrested for Murder


Believe it or not, this could have been worse …

Nehemiah Griego, the 15 year old boy who is accused of fatally shooting his mother, father, two sisters and a brother in Albuquerque, New Mexico was reportedly not going to stop at that but had plans to keep killing and go to a local Wal-Mart to continue his murderous ways. According to the Daily News, after killing 5 members of his family, Nehemiah Griego told a friend that he was going to continue his killing spree by going to a local Wal-Mart. Griego  loaded up his family van with “several” guns that he intended to use to slaughter customers at the nearby shopping center. Thankfully his friend talked him out of it and he eventually told a church security guard about the crime, and the retired cop called 911. Nehemiah Griego  was arrested and charged with two counts of murder and three counts of “child abuse resulting in death”.

The motive for the horrific slayings were still unclear, but it is being reported that the home-schooled 15 year old teen had had a “minor disagreement” with his mom Sarah Griego Friday night. This is what causes a kid to kill 5 of his own family members, a disagreement? What have we raised for children when they cannot cope with the word “NO”? Once again we are witness, similar to the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, CT of a kid using his parent’s guns to kill them. According to reports the guns were not kept in a gun safe or locked away, but instead in a closet.

The New Mexico teen accused of gunning down his younger siblings, his mom and his pastor father reportedly planned on continuing his killing spree at a local Walmart.

Nehemiah Griego, 15, had loaded up his family van with “several” guns that he intended to use to slaughter customers at the nearby shopping center, the Albuquerque Journal reported Monday.

Griego hoped to die in a shootout with cops, sources told the paper.

But he was talked out of the plan by a friend, who convinced him over the phone to meet him at his father’s church, the paper said.

He eventually told a church security guard about the crime, and the retired cop called 911, the report said.

The motive for the horrific slayings were still unclear, but the paper said the home-schooled teen had had a “minor disagreement” with his mom Sarah Griego Friday night.

The names and ages of those killed:

Greg Griego, 51
Sarah Griego, 40
Zephania Griego, 9
Jael Griego, 5
Angelina Griego, 2

A time line of accounts of the murders of the five family members:

At around 1 a.m., the gun-toting goon crept into his mom’s room and shot her, the report said.

The shooting woke up Griego’s 9-year-old brother Zephania, who’d been in bed with the mom. Griego told the boy what he’d just done — and then shot him “multiple times,” the report said.

The sounds of violence roused Griego’s 2- and 5-year-old sisters, Angelina and Jael, who started screaming before their big brother killed them, too.

Griego then laid in wait for his father, pastor Greg Griego, and gunned him down when he walked in around 6 a.m., the report said.


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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “15 Year Old Nehemiah Griego Accused of Murdering Family in New Mexico Planned to Keep Killing at Local Walmart, Arrested for Murder”

    1. Tamikosmom on January 22nd, 2013 10:38 pm

      The entertainment industry (violent movies and videos)got a pass from Barack Obama in regards to Executive Orders encompassing gun control.


      New Mexico teen accused of killing family ‘involved heavily’ with violent video games, sheriff says
      Published January 22, 2013

      The New Mexico teenager accused of killing his parents and three younger siblings was ‘involved heavily’ with violent video games prior the shooting, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said. ….

      The sheriff said Nehemiah Griego got excited when he had the chance to discuss his penchant for violent video games with investigators. One of the games he mentioned was “Modern Warfare,” Houston said.


      With the Back Drop of Children as Props, Barack Obama Releases 23 Executive Gun Control Actions that Will Do Little to Nothing to Protect Children

      Posted January 16, 2013 by Scared Monkeys


    2. katts on January 23rd, 2013 9:41 am

      As I previously posted

      An older, 70ish gentleman, I met, a long retired computer teacher, voiced his professional opinion while watching the news broadcats of the Sandy shootings:

      Boys needed to be taken of their computers, and provided more socialization. He understoood what he had begun to see long before it was even studied.

      And smoking doesn’t cause cancer, says Phillip Morris.

    3. Tamikosmom on January 23rd, 2013 11:29 am

      Griego Family Releases Statement About Slayings
      Tue, Jan 22, 2013

      “… To be clear, our family has differing views on gun rights and gun control. What we do agree on is that those who wish to score political points should not use a confused, misguided, 15-year old boy to make their case.

      We ask those in the media and those who would use the media to make their political case, to not use Nehemiah as a pawn for ratings or to score political points. He is a troubled young man who made a terrible decision that will haunt him and his family forever. …”


    4. A Texas Grandfather on January 23rd, 2013 12:09 pm

      The father was apparently a helpful figure in the community. For all his help, he did not have control of this 15 year old.

      I would guess that this killer had issues for a long time that were not effecitvely addressed by the family or any medical professionals. The admission to the police about the video games and his reported behavior when discussing them is the clue.

      Allowing any child, girl or boy, to get away with poor behavior will destroy their ability to understand responsibility for themselves, family and community. This has to start as soon as they can understand the meaning of words.

    5. NGBoston on January 23rd, 2013 4:13 pm

      Can’t really read another one of these types of stories.

      I’m still recovering from the rest of the insanity in our Country.

      We are all going to hell in a handbasket at this rate.

      Keep praying because something is really desparately wrong with America in modern day society.

      Canada looks pretty good right about now.


    6. Tamikosmom on January 23rd, 2013 8:41 pm


      I am a proud capital “C” Conservative Canadian that recognizes the writing on the wall which reveals although my country may not have the pedal to the metal but it is taking a deceptive cruise towards socialism/Marxism nevertheless.

      At times the entitlement words “the government should …” comes out the lips of my grown kids and their spouses. I cringe. However … Hubby and I say nothing because we have said it all. We give it to God and let it go. At this stage in our lives we would rather concentrate on the relationships.

      Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the USA (1981-1989)
      “Back in 1927, an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said that the American people would never vote for socialism but he said under the name of liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program.”

    7. publicenemy2u on January 24th, 2013 9:40 am

      The fact that you are 43 times more likely to be harmed by a firearm you bought for self defense than use it to defend yourself can’t be repeated enough. Facts are facts. What tragedy will tomorrow’s news bring?

    8. NGBoston on January 26th, 2013 7:38 am

      #6- Janet. For some reason, every time I read your posts, I feel more peaceful.

      You are so right about the relationships.

      And I will continue to pray to God. It’s the only thing that makes any sense right now.

      Thank you for always making me feel better, and hugs to Tamiko and all of your family and Grandchildren if you have any yet.


    9. Grace on January 27th, 2013 6:59 pm

      This story was horrific. I would just like to reply to conservative grandpa, above, you seem to imply that this boy was not disciplined. In fact, given the circumstances including that the church where the father was previously a chaplain uses a book (Ted Tripp Shepherding a Child’s Heart) that recommends things like pulling down a child’s pants, putting him over the father’s lap, and spanking him; spanking babies under one year of age too young to even understand why they are being hit, etc, it is highly unlikely this boy did not receive regular discipline including physical punishment. The father was also reportedly an ex-gang member and ex-con, yet he kept loaded guns (illegally purchased?) in the house and even instructed his son to use them if necessary to shoot intruders. Maybe more will come out about the reasons this happened, but I seriously doubt that these were excessively permissive parents. I am very sorry for the family members who were killed & all who were left behind.

    10. Grace on January 27th, 2013 7:10 pm

      p.s. I may be wrong, but in my experience with this church (Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque and other Calvary Chapels related to Chuck Smith organization) there is a tendency to encourage people to get counseling within the church for even pretty serious mental health issues. There are people in the church leadership who do not believe in seeking any non-religious counseling or medical assistance for things like depression. Even if the family saw any warning signs, they may have attempted to handle it through prayer or through the church. Since Nehemiah was home-schooled, he may not have come in contact with teachers or counselors trained to spot warning signs for mental health issues.

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