Nehemiah Griego, 15, suspected of murdering his parents and three siblings in their New Mexico home told authorities he planned to subsequently kill more people in a “populated area.” Griego expressed his wishes to continue killing others after killing his family and then be gunned down while exchanging bullets with authorities.
Authorities say he killed his family with an assault rifle. When they arrived, they found an AR-15 assault rifle and a .22 caliber rifle. Griego initially lied to police and stated that he arrived him from a friends house to find his family murdered, but he soon confessed to the murders. At some point, he said he took a picture of his dead mother and emailed it to his girlfriend, who either called 911 or told a family member who did.
Griego was not registered as a student with the Albuquerque Public School District, but police could not confirm if he had dropped out or was being home-schooled.
Griego has been charged with two counts of murder and three counts of child abuse resulting in death. Prosecutors have yet to decide whether to charge him as an adult.