Prosecutors push to keep man who killed 5 as a teen detained

Mar 13, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Children's Court judge has set another hearing for Friday to determine whether a man who killed five family members as a teenager should remain detained while his sentence is reviewed following an appeal. The hearing comes as Children's Court Judge John Romero has been directed last week by a panel of appeals judges to again review Nehemiah Griego's case and juvenile sentence, which had been expected to allow for his release on his 21st birthday. Griego, who was 15 when authorities say he shot his parents and three younger siblings at their home south of Albuquerque, turns 21 next week. Prosecutors have filed a motion for him to remain in state custody until another determination is made on his sentence.