March 13 Morning Rush: Nehemiah Griego’s attorney fights for his release


1. Nehemiah Griego was set to be released from jail next week when he turns 21 but the state is fighting to keep him behind bars. In 2013, Griego was fifteen when he murdered his parents and three younger siblings in their South Valley home. A judge sentenced him as a juvenile saying he was receptive to treatment and could be released when he turns 21. The attorney general has been trying to keep Griego locked up saying a judge should reconsider his sentence. Last week, the state court of appeals ruled in favor of the AG. A judge is expected to decide Friday if he’ll stay in jail or be released during that time.

Full story: Defense Attorney: Recent ruling in Nehemiah Griego case is ‘unfair’

2. Multiple police officers are expected at Parkview Elementary School as authorities investigate a possible school threat. The Socorro superintendent says a bear holding a toy gun was found outside of the elementary school yesterday. Police say they are combing through surveillance footage trying to figure out if it’s a threat.

Full story: Teddy bear holding toy gun causes scare at school in Socorro


3. High pressure sliding nearby will push in slightly drier conditions Tuesday.
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4. A homeless couple whose baby was adopted by an APD officer is on the road to recovery. Officer Ryan Holets says he came across Tom and Crystal last September. Crystal gave birth and the Holets welcomed baby “Hope” into their family while Tom and Crystal were welcomed into a live-in rehabilitation center after receiving a full scholarship. According to the Holets’ Facebook post, Tom graduated from the program last week and Crystal is getting ready for her graduation.

Full story: Parents of baby adopted by APD officer to graduate from rehab facility

5. The city of Albuquerque is already preparing for next year’s national senior games. Mayor Tim Keller is expected to meet with a representative from the games and to be presented with a plaque recognizing Albuquerque as the 2019 host city. The games will happen next June and are expected to host more than 10,000 senior athletes and their families. They will compete in games ranging from softball and cycling.

Full story: Albuquerque selected to host 2019 National Senior Games


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