Sheriff: New Mexico teen planned family shootings
Jan 23, 2013 12:30 PM EST
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The New Mexico teen accused of killing his parents and three siblings is portrayed in charging documents as a teen haunted by homicidal and suicidal thoughts that included fantasies of killing his girlfriend’s parents and gunning down random people at a Wal-Mart.
To his family, he was a bright, curious and talented musician who played in the church choir. He also was a champion wrestler who dreamed of following his family’s long tradition of military service, and a boy who accompanied his pastor father on rescue missions to Mexico.
In a statement issued Tuesday night on behalf of family, the boy’s uncle Eric Griego described those traits, and called on the media and the public not to use 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego “as a pawn for ratings or to score political points.”
“He is a troubled young man who made a terrible decision that will haunt him and his family forever,” the statement said.
Benghazi, Libya. The U.S. ambassador (J. Christopher Stevens) and three staff members at the American Consulate were killed on Tuesday following an attack by ultraconservative Islamist protesters.
The staff members were killed after they returned to the Consulate to help other staff members evacuate according to Fox News.
The Islamist protesters are angry over a film that is critical of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
Dozens of protesters climbed the walls of the Consulate. After taking down the American flag, they tried to burn it. Unable to do so they then tore it apart and replaced the flag with a black flag with a Muslim statement…”There is no god but God and Muhammad is his prophet”.
Mitch Hamilton is a pastor of the Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church. The church is located near the theater of the shooting that killed 12 and wounded dozens during the midnight screening of Batman.
He is not sure if any of his church members are among the dead.
Other clergy across the city of Aurora are struggling to respond to the tragedy.
“It’s impossible to be prepared for actions that reek of such evil… It’s not as if any of us have answers… Evil is in our midst…” said Rabbi Richard Rheins of Temple Sinai in the city of Denver, Colorado.
Another Rabbi, Joe Black from Temple Emanuel understands that his congregation will be looking for answers. “I’ve been a rabbi for 25 years, and I know that I don’t have any answers. And if anybody says they do, I’m concerned,”