Hearing Friday for Man Accused of Killing Cousin

A HEARING WILL BE HELD FRIDAY IN ALBUQUERQUE THAT COULD DETERMINE IF JERAMIAH MORFIN WILL BE HELD PENDING TRIAL. THE 15 YEAR OLD IS ACCUSED OF MURDERING HIS 9-YEAR OLD FEMALE COUSIN WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND IN AN ARROYO ON ALBUQUERQUE’S WEST SIDE SATURDAY MORNING.

THE BERNALILLO COUNTY D-A’S OFFICE SAYS MORFIN WILL BE TRIED AS AN ADULT ON MURDER AND EVIDENCE TAMPERING CHARGES. AUTHORITIES SAY THE VICTIM MAY HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED.

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