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New Mexico pastor Gregory Griego, woman, two girls and a boy shot dead during Saturday night shooting spree

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Tragedy: One of the victims of the shooting was identified as Gregory Griego, pictured center, a former pastor at the Calvary Albuquerque church Tragedy: One of the victims of the shooting was identified as Gregory Griego, pictured center, a former pastor at the Calvary Albuquerque church  

A 15-year-old boy is accused of using an assault rifle to kill his pastor father and other family members in their home last night, police have said.

The suspect, who was identified as Nehemiah Griego, was arrested shortly after the shooting at the Albuquerque, New Mexico, home.

Inside, police found the five victims - a man, woman, two girls and a boy - who were each shot multiple times.

One of the victims was identified as Gregory Griego, the alleged shooter's father and a former pastor at the Calvary Albuquerque church.

The church confirmed Mr Griego's death to MailOnline on Sunday.

Investigators also were seeking to determine who owned several guns that were found at the home, one of which was a semi-automatic military-style rifle.

Suspected shooter: Nehemiah Griego, 15, was said to regularly wear military camouflage gear around the neighborhood

Suspected shooter: Nehemiah Griego, 15, was said to regularly wear military camouflage gear around the neighborhood

'Quiet': Nehemiah was not registered with the school district so he was thought to be home schooled

'Quiet': Nehemiah was not registered with the school district so he was thought to be home schooled

The juvenile suspect was charged this morning with two counts of murder, and three counts of child abuse resulting in death, according to the station.

Each victim was shot multiple times, authorities said.

The shooting comes just over a month after gunman Adam Lanza slaughtered 20 schoolchildren and seven women - including his own mother - in Newtown, Connecticut.

Location: The bodies were found at a home on Long Lane Southwest in South Valley, New Mexico

Location: The bodies were found at a home on Long Lane Southwest in South Valley, New Mexico

 

 

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Mike Ritter 01/20/2013 14:30:54
When did it become okay to publish the name of a minor as the suspect is a crime? I've seen this a few times recently.
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joann 01/20/2013 14:35:43
when did it become okay to kill your parent?? i guess then...
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juicegirl 01/20/2013 14:39:27
When they dicided that it was okay to kill someone in cold blood
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Dave 01/20/2013 14:40:28
"three counts of child abuse resulting in death?"

Do what?
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John 01/20/2013 14:44:27
Was this kid on ADHD drugs, too?

This is so aweful. Praying for the families...
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Steve 01/20/2013 14:58:52
Notice the inclusion of the description of the weapon as being an assault rifle. The details from a developing story are always sketchy, yet the writer of the article knows that he used an assault rifle? Another example of liberal media using a horrific crime to further its agenda.
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Marky D. Sodd 01/21/2013 06:54:43
Facts are what they are.
Truth is what it is.

The NRA-enabled-murderers of course resent the intrusion of facts and truth into stories about the evils of firearms, particularly assault weapons.
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Marky D. Sodd 01/21/2013 06:54:26
Facts are what they are.
Truth is what it is.

The NRA-enabled-murderers of course resent the intrusion of facts and truth into stories about the evils of firearms, particularly assault weapons.
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Nathan 01/21/2013 09:26:33
The gun is a morally neutral object, it on its own is incapable of being evil. It's the person who possesses the weapon that chooses to use it for good, or evil. Thousands of people are killed each year by drunk drivers, yet you don't hear people up in arms to outlaw booze. Oh wait, they did, remember prohibition and the violence that came out of that? It's like saying the fork made you fat, putting the blame on the fork doesn't take the responsibility away from the holder.
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Paulo 01/20/2013 17:23:55
America...the rest of the world looks on in disbelief at your crazy gun laws. This usually only happens in your country
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01/22/2013 07:07:58
wow speaking for the rest of the world? where do you get your facts??? Nothing credible by the sounds of your ignorant comment. Post statistics or personal opinions don't hide behind generalizations.
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thrushjz 01/22/2013 03:39:50
Right, like the Gunman in Norway who shot 50-60 people a couple years ago...
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Ben 01/20/2013 19:41:00
I think the rest of the world is looking on in disbelief wondering why a country with so much to offer, so much potential, one that ffords anyone who lives there the means to achieve their full potential yet has its citizens killing each other on a daily basis. Gun laws won't help. If people followed thelaws had, there would be no crimes.
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JHA 01/20/2013 18:54:35
Unless of course, you live in Mexico. Nice safe place... need I go on?
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Marky D. Sodd 01/21/2013 06:51:33
This family of five was not slaughtered in Mexico. They were butchered in the US. Again. As always. Mixing apples and oranges seems to be your idea of critical thinking.
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Ryan 01/20/2013 18:22:20
Gun laws DO NOT STOP MURDER! They have done studies, and banning guns does not reduce the murder rate, it often actually goes up because fewer people have guns to defend themselves from attackers. When are people going to realize that it's people who are the problem, not the guns. The government is looking for excuses to get guns away from the citizens, read history!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVcIiQtgN7s
http://bit.ly/UfHRYB
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Paulo 01/21/2013 11:46:56
The sole purpose of an assault rifle is to kill a human being. Ban them. Simple.
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01/22/2013 07:03:27
Guns that are banned get turned in by innocent, law abiding people, innocent law abiding people don't kill people... hints the law abiding people that get killed by criminals. Responsible parents keep guns locked up and two eyes on their children's social network and patterns, therapy is not for the weak minded rather the educated parent to help a growing mind. Children have many difficulties to deal with lets try to curve confusion into productive improvement to our society.
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Marky D. Sodd 01/21/2013 06:52:46
BANNING HANDGUNS WORKS!!!!!

In 2011, handguns killed:

48 in japan
8 in Great Britan
34 in Switzerland
52 in Canada
58 in Israel
21 in Sweden
42 in W. Germany
77 in Norway
10,728 in the United States of America

It would seem that bans work in the countries that have them.
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Robin Hvidsotn 01/20/2013 19:20:42
As with the majority of these mass killngs - no doubt the killer - who sought to commit suicide - was on pills assigned via the medical industry.
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thrushjz 01/22/2013 03:45:36
Hitler registered all guns...then systematically murdered 7 million Jews because they couldn't defend themselves. Stalin confiscated all guns in Russia, then systematically murdered 20 million of his own Countrymen because they couldn't defend themselves, Mao Tse Tung confiscated all guns, then systematically murdered millions of his own Countrymen...see the pattern? Probably not...
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CINDY 01/22/2013 11:55:57
Notice that video games are involved here. It seems as though all of these mass murderers are in to gaming. I say ban violent video games and parents stop using them as babysitters!
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Wrong Cindy 01/22/2013 14:50:18
Cindy,

A report has stated that the home-schooled teen was actually not allowed to play video games or watch violent t.v. shows. Get your facts straight.

However, I do agree that some of these games out there should not be so accessible to anyone in our society, let alone our youth. It's all a part of the plan to train kids from an early age how to use these violent weapons for when the real attackers come....the Annunaki!!!
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