3:41 p.m. – Prominent community members are responding to the quintuple homicide in the South Valley on Saturday night, a tragedy that they said is depriving the city’s neediest from a spiritual and emotional advocate.
Greg Griego spent 13 years as a volunteer pastor at the Metropolitan Detention Center, jail spokeswoman Nataura Powdrell said. He was instrumental in starting the jail’s “God Pod,” a unit of the massive lockup where inmates interested in the Bible and its teachings could be assigned.
Also, Griego served as a spiritual counselor at the Albuquerque Fire Department. The department issued a statement lamenting the loss, saying that Griego was dedicated in helping firefighters and others.