Should Nehemiah Griego be sentenced as juvenile or adult in the killing of parents and siblings?

12 days ago

The key question for Albuquerque children's court Judge John Romero will be whether Nehemiah Griego deserve to be sentenced as a juvanile or adult.

The 21-year-old accused of the shootings that stunned New Mexico city when, then aged 15, he fired at his mother while sleeping, his two sisters 5 and 2 year-old, and 9-year-old brother. Griego reportedly ambushed his father as he returned home and killed him as well.

Prosecutors in the past argued Griego should serve time as an adult because of the chilling details of his 2013 rampage. Griego who three years ago pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse in the shootings. His lawyers have indicated he endured abuse and malnourishment as a child that he suffered brain damage.