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Violent Video Games Eyed in New Mexico Murders

<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; text-align: left; ">The New Mexico teenager accused of killing his parents and three younger siblings was 'involved heavily' with violent video games prior the shooting.</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; text-align: left; "><br></span>

The New Mexico teenager accused of killing his parents and three younger siblings was 'involved heavily' with violent video games prior the shooting, the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office said.

Nehemiah Griego, 15, who was 'frustrated' with his mother, was arrested Saturday following the deadly shootings at his home in a rural area southwest of Albuquerque where he lived with his family, Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston said.

The sheriff said Nehemiah Griego got excited when he had the chance to discuss his penchant for violent video games with investigators. One of the games he mentioned was "Modern Warfare," Houston said.

The teen waived his right to arraignment in adult court Tuesday on charges of murder and child abuse resulting in death, and a judge ordered him held without bond. The case was assigned to public defender Jeff Buckels, who didn't immediately respond to a phone call seeking comment.

The sheriff's office identified the victims as Greg Griego, 51, his wife Sarah Griego, 40, and three of their children: a 9-year-old boy, Zephania Griego, and daughters Jael Griego, 5, and Angelina Griego, 2. All appeared to have gunshot wounds to the head.

His mother was shot and killed at 1 a.m. as she slept, Houston said. The 9-year-old was killed shortly after her mom while she was awake and 'distraught,' he said. Houston said the 2-year-old was also shot while she slept and the 5-year-old was awake when she was killed. 

The father was shot unexpectedly five hours later, when he returned home from work. Police believe he was unaware what had just occurred at the home, Houston said.

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