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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:46 PM

 

Teen Planned to Attack Walmart After Killing Family

Source: ABC News

The New Mexico teenager who used an assault rifle to kill his mother, father and younger siblings told police he hoped to shoot up a Walmart after the family rampage and cause "mass destruction."

Police said they are also considering charging the shooter's 12-year-old girlfriend.

According to new information released by police today, Nehemiah Griego, the 15-year-old son of an Albuquerque pastor, had plans to kill his family, his girlfriend's family, and local Walmart shoppers for weeks before he acted on the impulse on Sunday.

"Nehemiah said after killing five of his family members he reloaded the weapons so that he could drive to a populated area to murder more people," a police report from the incident stated.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/mexico-teen-killed-family-planned-shoot-walmart-cops/story?id=18284667

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:50 PM

1. "Police said they are also considering charging the shooter's 12-year-old girlfriend."

What?

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:53 PM

2. bizarre

What next, an 11 year old, a 10 year old, a 5 year old? My god what is this world coming too anyway!



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:58 PM

4. Yea, the NRA has that target shooting app for 4 year olds

Start em out behind the trigger young.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:56 PM

3. She must have been a co-conspirator

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:13 PM

5. Teenager had "disagreement" with his mom...also "loved" violent video games

from the report:


"Griego reportedly gushed to police about his love for violent video games during the interrogation, Houston said. He told police he loved to play Modern Warfare and Grand Theft Auto.

"The suspect was involved heavily in games, violent games, it's what he was into," Houston said. "He was quite excited as he discussed this with our investigators."

"Griego then packed up the guns, including two shotguns, an AR-15 assault and a .22 rifle, as well as ammunition, and planned to drive to a Walmart to shoot additional people.


So...how is again that guns in the home keep you safe?
Absolutely horrific.


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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:55 AM

6. And his dad, the pastor taught him how to shoot. What a perfect exemplar of Teabagger family values

And the NRA goes marching on.....

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:02 PM

11. Interestingly, Greg Griego's brother and Nehemiah's uncle,

Eric Griego, is a progressive Dem in New Mexico. He ran in the primary for my congressional district's seat but lost to Michelle Lujan Grisham.

From ABC News:

"We know him as a bright, curious and incredibly talented young man. He was a brother, nephew, grandson and cousin," said the statement, obtained by the ABC News affiliate KOAT in Albuquerque from former New Mexico state Sen. Eric Griego, the suspect's uncle.

"We are deeply concerned about the portrayal in some media of Nehemiah as some kind of a monster," said the statement. "It is clear to those of us who know and love him that something went terribly wrong. Whether it was a mental breakdown or some deeper undiagnosed psychological issue, we can't be sure yet. What we do know is that none of us, even in our wildest nightmare, could have imagined that he could do something like this."


http://abcnews.go.com/US/massacre-suspect-nehemiah-griegos-family-teen-bright-curious/story?id=18290148

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:31 AM

7. Mom may have seen his relationship

with a 12 year old as inappropriate. Or maybe she didn't want him playing those video games so much. Or maybe she didn't give him enough attention. Could be many things. But since he sent the pix of his mother shot to the girl, I'm betting on the first one.

When will this country accept the fact that we now have a second generation of very angry, messed up kids. And these kids don't seem to have a conscience.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:08 AM

8. I'm really starting to believe it is the people

and not so much the guns that are seriously dangerous. They use the guns but if guns were not available, they would use something else. Like McVeigh or the 9/11 terrorists.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:41 AM

9. was his destiny according to the books, God forgave Nehemiah in The Book of Nehemiah

a religious name, extreme religion leader parent, guns and video game 'practice sessions'. What kind of future is this for a pre-adult?

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:08 AM

10. "12 year old girlfriend" Really? TWELVE YEARS OLD?

Since when is a 15 year old horndog hormonal boy interested in a 12 year old?
And since when is that considered OK?

I know maturity/puberty onset is sooner and sooner these days but a 'boyfriend' at 12??


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