NM teen accused of killing family had clean past

SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Published:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Authorities say the New Mexico teenager accused of fatally shooting his parents and three younger siblings had apparently never been in trouble with the law.

A spokesman for the state child welfare agency had no record of any trouble with 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego or his family.

A records check also indicated the teen had never been involved with the juvenile justice system before being charged over the weekend with killing his five family members.

Among the victims was his father, Greg Griego, a pastor who once served at one of Albuquerque's largest Christian churches. He was also well-known for his spiritual work with firefighters and jail inmates.

Investigators processed evidence at the Griego home Monday. They say there had been no emergency calls to the home in the recent past.

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