ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New indictments charge six previously arrested New Mexico teens with murder in the shooting death of a 60-year-old Albuquerque man.
They have also been charged with attempted murder in another shooting and numerous other crimes.
The indictments stem from a June 26 streak of break-ins and auto burglaries that led to shots being fired at one man and the slaying of Steven Gerecke in his driveway.
The teens charged in the indictments announced Friday range in age from 14 to 17.
Each faces at least 40 criminal counts. Four are being prosecuted as adults and could face life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder. Two are being prosecuted as juveniles. They could face either adult or juvenile penalties if convicted.
The Associated Press isn't identifying the teens because of their ages.
The indictments announced Friday formalize preliminary charges alleged in criminal complaints announced July 10 by police.