A probable cause statement released Monday by authorities in Bernalillo County, N.M. described in harrowing detail how a 15-year-old Albuquerque boy, Nehemiah Griego, allegedly confessed to killing his mother, father and three younger siblings this weekend.
As The Los Angeles Times reported, Griego allegedly also told police he wanted to "drive to a populated area" to "shoot people at random and eventually be killed while exchanging gunfire with law enforcement" after killing his family on Saturday.
From the Times:
But after the killings at his family's home, the boy went to church.
At the Calvary Church, where his father had been a pastor, he began to spin stories that would later unravel under interrogation. According to court documents, after arriving at the church, the boy told his girlfriend and her grandmother that his family had died in a car crash.
The document doesn't say how police were led to the boy's home, but after they discovered the bodies, the boy told officers that he found the bodies and wasn't home at the time of the shooting. According to the statement, he called his father's body a "carcass."
According to the probable cause statement, the boy later confessed to shooting his mother, two younger sisters, and younger brother with a .22-caliber rifle, and shooting his father with a .223-caliber AR-15 type semi-automatic rifle.
According to the Times, the case is being handled by the state's juvenile court system.
(Photo: Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 investigate a multiple homicide in Albuquerque. Credit: Adolphe Pierre-Louis/ZUMA Press/Newscom)