New Mexico Attorney General appeals sentencing of Nehemiah Griego

Nehemiah Griego

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s Attorney General doesn’t believe teen killer Nehemiah Griego received the right sentence.

In 2013, then 15-year-old Griego murdered his parents and three younger siblings in their South Valley home.

In March of this year, a judge sentenced Griego as a juvenile saying he could be rehabilitated.
He’ll get out in just a few years, when he’s 21.

Now, Attorney General Hector Balderas says he can’t be rehabilitated, showed no remorse and will be a danger to society.

Balderas is appealing the sentence and wants a new sentence to keep him off the streets well past his 21st birthday. 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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