Sunday Morning’s Top Stories

Griego Family Rallies Against Release 

Relatives of a teen, who pleaded guilty to killing his own family, are holding a rally on Sunday. They’re protesting a judge’s decision to release the admitted murder in just three years. A judge decided Nehemiah Griego, who is now 19, will remain in state custody until he is 21. That was back in March. Nehemiah’s grandfather Richard Griego believe the judge made the wrong decision, and so do other family members. Griego was 15-years-old in 2013 when he murdered his parents and three younger siblings in their South Valley home. The case never made it to trial because Nehemiah pleaded guilty. Earlier this year, a children’s court judge decided Griego could be rehabilitated and should be sentenced as a juvenile not an adult. Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg says her office plans to appeal the decision. That rally is set for UNM’s campus at 1 p.m.

Rescue Mission Stops Food Services

Starting on Monday the Albuquerque Rescue Mission will stop serving food to the public, but just for a few weeks. A major construction project to expand and upgrade the facility is why. The expansion project began in early spring and is scheduled to continue through the summer. The mission says other local community partners will be providing services to those in need. Food services are expected to resume May 23rd.

Limo from Kentucky Finds Its Way to NM

A 53-year old man is out of jail this morning after police arrested in him Albuquerque for allegedly stealing a limo in Kentucky. They took Kenneth Sanchez into custody on Friday, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Police found him at a home on Shoshone near Candelaria along with a limo parked in the driveway. Turns out, Sanchez was inside the home wearing a limo driver’s uniform. Police say the limo was stolen out of Owensboro Kentucky. It’s where Sanchez says he had been visiting his dad, but Sanchez apparently told police that somebody else drove the limo to New Mexico. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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