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N.M. Sheriff: Homicidal Teen Wanted To Die In Gun Battle with Officers

January 22, 2013  | 

The New Mexico teenager accused of gunning down his family over the weekend had reloaded his guns after the attacks and planned to go to a Wal-Mart and randomly shoot people, authorities said Tuesday.

Instead, 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego texted a picture of his dead mother to his 12-year-old girlfriend, then spent much of Saturday with the girl, they said. The two went to the church where his father had been a pastor, and Griego eventually admitted killing his parents and three younger siblings.

Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston said Griego had planned the attack for a week, but it's unclear if he ever actually went to a Wal-Mart or why he changed his mind. The teen said he had planned to randomly shoot more people, then die in a shootout with law enforcement, according to authorities.

Read the full Associated Press story.

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Rick @ 1/23/2013 8:44 AM

Perhaps he realized that a citizen with a CCW permit might take him out before LEO's arrived.

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