Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

Court of Appeals Agrees with AG Balderas’ Nehemiah Griego Appeal


Contact: James Hallinan (505) 660-2216

Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today the New Mexico Court of Appeals agreed with the Office of the Attorney General’s appeal and reversed the district court’s 2016 determination that the State had not proved Nehemiah was not amenable to treatment. Attorney General Balderas released the following statement:

“I am pleased to announce the New Mexico Court of Appeals agreed with our appeal regarding Nehemiah Griego and reversed the district court’s 2016 ruling. He will be remanded for a new amenability hearing to determine anew if he should be sentenced as a juvenile or adult for the 2013 murders of his parents and three siblings.”

See below for a copy of the ruling.

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