Nehemiah Griego appears in court Thursday

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man who shot and killed his family back in 2013 appeared before a judge on Thursday, and for the first time, the public is seeing what he looks like seven years after the crime.

Nehemiah Griego was 15 years old when he fatally shot his parents and three younger siblings in their South Valley home. Griego is now 22.

Thursday in court, his attorneys argued that he’s waited long enough and the judge needs to move this case along. Griego was convicted and sentenced as a juvenile, but as his release date neared prosecutors and his own family successfully argued he was still a danger and would be resentenced as an adult.

At the hearing, the prosecutor asked for more time to get witnesses in order. However, the judge agreed with the defense, ordering that the sentencing be set for October 15.

Prior judges have banned KRQE News 13 from showing Nehemiah’s face while in court as it was a juvenile case. Now that he’s in adult court, that is no longer the case. Griego now faces up to 120 years in prison.

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