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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:39 AM

"This is beyond any human reasoning or understanding at this time," Houston said. (NM shooting)

"It was kind of what he was into and was quite excited as he got the opportunity to discuss that with investigators," Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston said a news conference.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/22/16643356-new-mexico-teen-accused-of-family-slaughter-loved-violent-video-games-police-say?lite

The suspect sent the girl a photo of his dead mother after he shot her around 1 a.m and spent most of Saturday between ambushing his father at 6 a.m. and going to his church at 8 p.m. -- with her, officials said.

The unidentified girl has not been charged, but might be at some point, Houston said.

Griego was held without bail at a juvenile detention facility but will be tried as an adult on charges of first-degree murder and child abuse leading to death, Bernalillo District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said.

The case will be presented to a grand jury within 10 days.

Griego gave investigators the vaguest of explanations for his actions, officials said.

"The motive as articulated was purely that he was frustrated with his mother," Houston said, explaining that the suspect refused to elaborate. "He was just frustrated with how things were."

He said the teen was "very stern" as he walked investigators through the cold-blooded executions.

He had four guns -- a .22 rifle with a 10-round ammunition holder, an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and two 12-gauge shotguns -- some of which had been purchased by his father's friends and sold to the dad privately, police said.

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The father, a reformed gang member who used to run a halfway house for ex-cons on his property, had taught his son how to shoot, police said.

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Reply "This is beyond any human reasoning or understanding at this time," Houston said. (NM shooting) (Original post)
farminator3000 Jan 2013 OP
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #1
bayareamike Jan 2013 #2
farminator3000 Jan 2013 #3
blazeKing Jan 2013 #4
bayareamike Jan 2013 #5
bluedigger Jan 2013 #6
farminator3000 Jan 2013 #7

Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:56 AM

1. I understood that the "friend" or "girl" had talked him out of further murders?

Now she might be charged?

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Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:05 AM

2. Ugh. The title of the article makes me cringe a bit.

Don't you think that being brought up in a gang-influenced environment is probably a more likely explanation than playing video games? I do.

Either way, horribly tragic story. It's time for real reform; gun fetishization needs to end.

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Response to bayareamike (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:11 AM

3. i hear you

i think the whole 'violent games' thing is a symptom, not a cause.

if they were really the cause, things like this would be happening 10 times a day, not twice a month...

of course, they shouldn't be allowed to people with psychotic symptoms.

its a big freaking mess, for sure.

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:18 AM

4. The nonstop American media violence

 

Makes it appear to SOME people that violence and shooting is the answer. It makes it seem like everyone else is doing it, why shouldn't I? A lot of entertainment heroes now are bad people. The cool guys are the bad guys now. And in video games, you can be the evil person and the cool bad boy, further reinforcing that the behavior is cool fun and okay.

I'm a hardcore gamer for many years and I do know that those games in the hands of some people will make it easier for them to kill. I mean, the military even has used violent gaming to make recruits desensitized to shooting people.

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Response to blazeKing (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:10 PM

5. I agree with what you're saying

but lately, especially in the wake of the Newtown shooting, the media has seemed to singularly focus on violent video games while ignoring the promotion of violence in popular music, movies, etc. That's mainly the problem I have with it. Why give a pass to these other mediums? I mean, hell, as a gamer and a big hip hop fan, why aren't we talking about violence in rap? It's one of the most popular genres these days.

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Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:25 PM

6. I agree with the last line.

"This is beyond any human reasoning or understanding at this time," Houston said.

There is no point to placing blame on any outside agency in this horrific crime. The boy just wasn't right.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:31 PM

7. unfortunately, that line applies way too often.

like every 45 minutes every day when someone gets KILLED by a gun...

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