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January 25th, 2013
02:19 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Uncle of alleged teen shooter speaks out; John Elway on Manti Te'o

On Thursday, Piers Morgan spoke with Eric Griego the uncle of Nehemiah Griego, 15, who allegedly murdered his parents and three of his siblings on Saturday in his home in New Mexico.

In addition to murder, the police claimed that the teen also intended to commit a mass shooting at the local Wal-Mart.

"He said a lot of things. Apparently, he was not in a great state of mind," said Greigo about his nephew.

Greigo also shared with Morgan that his nephew was taught how to shoot the AR-15 rifle that the teen allegedly used on his family members.

"My brother had dedicated the last 25 years of his life to try to get people who were in trouble or under addiction to turn their lives around," explained Greigo. "And by the nature of his work, there were people who were unseemly, and so he worried for the welfare of his family."

"The way he chose to deal with it was he thought his oldest son should be, essentially when he wasn't around, as this night that this terrible thing happened, that he should be able to know how to shoot the weapon and know how to protect his family."

Also on the program, football legend John Elway joined Morgan in studio and discussed the recent controversy surrounding football player Manti Te'o.

"Here is the question I never thought I would ask John Elway, have you ever had a fake girlfriend?" joked Morgan.

"No, I never have," Elway responded as he laughed.

Elway reminded Morgan of Te'o's talent as an athlete which now has been overshadowed by the Notre Dame linebacker's "virtual" love file.

"He's [Te'o] a good player, a good football player," said Elway. "I think Manti has a tremendous reputation on the football field."

Watch the clips and listen to the interview as Elway considers whether fake girlfriends would boost the playing ability of the Broncos where Elway is the executive vice president of football operations.

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  1. jim

    mr. morgan, this same night you had an interview with "the gun girls". i truly hope you go back and replay and watch the FULL interview again, not the shortened one on your website.. i feel you may learn something from it. you asked them several questions in a row and would not allow them to answer. they got laughing and then you yelled at them to stop laughing because "this is not a funny situation". they were not laughing at the situation mr. morgan, they were laughing at you and the way you were acting.. you sir, are the most arrogant, pompass ass i have ever seen doing an interview. you are so full of your own self importance that you honestly believe your opinion is always correct. believe me sir, you really looked like a complete ass. watch and learn, sir, watch and learn.

    January 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Carol

    Hey Piers < I received this in my e-mail to day, You may want to check this out . Personal Liberty Digest. Editor Bob Livingston. This is why a lot of people thinks the government is going to come and take their homes away from them.

    January 25, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jeff

    Piers, I agree with Jim above. You looks like a fool in your interview. You thought you were going to be able to talk over some bimbo pretty girls with guns and try to broad brush all gun owners as idiots. Instead they made some good points you couldn't refute. You kept going back to your stupid machine gun ban as a main point. The point you miss is that while we don't need machine guns for lots of reasons you won't understand, AR 15's with high capacity magazines are very useful. Just because you've never heard of them being used doesn't mean anything Piers. Who are you to limit the effectiveness of our self defense. Just because you'd wet yourself if you ever tried shooting a gun doesn't mean the government should take them away from the rest of us.

    January 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. rongollehon

    Piers, Please discuss these statistics:

    INTERESTING DATA

    From the World Health Organization:

    The latest Murder Statistics for the world:
    Murders per 100,000 citizens

    Honduras 91.6
    El Salvador 69.2
    Cote d'lvoire 56.9
    Jamaica 52.2
    Venezuela 45.1
    Belize 41.4
    US Virgin Islands 39.2
    Guatemala 38.5
    Saint Kits and Nevis 38.2
    Zambia 38.0
    Uganda 36.3
    Malawi 36.0
    Lesotho 35.2
    Trinidad and Tobago 35.2
    Colombia 33.4
    South Africa 31.8
    Congo 30.8
    Central African Republic 29.3
    Bahamas 27.4
    Puerto Rico 26.2
    Saint Lucia 25.2
    Dominican Republic 25.0
    Tanzania 24.5
    Sudan 24.2
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9
    Ethiopia 22.5
    Guinea 22.5
    Dominica 22.1
    Burundi 21.7
    Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7
    Panama 21.6
    Brazil 21.0
    Equatorial Guinea 20.7
    Guinea-Bissau 20.2
    Kenya 20.1
    Kyrgyzstan 20.1
    Cameroon 19.7
    Montserrat 19.7
    Greenland 19.2
    Angola 19.0
    Guyana 18.6
    Burkina Faso 18.0
    Eritrea 17.8
    Namibia 17.2
    Rwanda 17.1
    Mexico 16.9
    Chad 15.8
    Ghana 15.7
    Ecuador 15.2
    North Korea 15.2
    Benin 15.1
    Sierra Leone 14.9
    Mauritania 14.7
    Botswana 14.5
    Zimbabwe 14.3
    Gabon 13.8
    Nicaragua 13.6
    French Guiana 13.3
    Papua New Guinea 13.0
    Swaziland 12.9
    Bermuda 12.3
    Comoros 12.2
    Nigeria 12.2
    Cape Verde 11.6
    Grenada 11.5
    Paraguay 11.5
    Barbados 11.3
    Togo 10.9
    Gambia 10.8
    Peru 10.8
    Myanmar 10.2
    Russia 10.2
    Liberia 10.1
    Costa Rica 10.0
    Nauru 9.8
    Bolivia 8.9
    Mozambique 8.8
    Kazakhstan 8.8
    Senegal 8.7
    Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7
    Mongolia 8.7
    British Virgin Islands 8.6
    Cayman Islands 8.4
    Seychelles 8.3
    Madagascar 8.1
    Indonesia 8.1
    Mali 8.0
    Pakistan 7.8
    Moldova 7.5
    Kiribati 7.3
    Guadeloupe 7.0
    Haiti 6.9
    Timor-Leste 6.9
    Anguilla 6.8
    Antigua and Barbuda 6.8
    Lithuania 6.6
    Uruguay 5.9
    Philippines 5.4
    Ukraine 5.2
    Estonia 5.2
    Cuba 5.0
    Belarus 4.9
    Thailand 4.8
    Suriname 4.6
    Laos 4.6
    Georgia 4.3
    Martinique 4.2
    And
    The United States 4.2
    ALL the countries above America have 100% gun bans

    January 26, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Piers Morgan Daddy

      Piers Morgan is brainwashed by the libs, it may be time to send that red coat back home.

      January 27, 2013 at 3:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Oli

      You take pride in a list where the USA appears as the only country of the developed world??? Seriously?? All the countries above us are either poor countries, run by dictators or at war which explains their high level of gun violence...what does gun control have to do with it? If you are truly a patriot you should be ashamed of using a list like this one that only reinforces the idea that our great nation stands along some of the poorest, war-driven countries in the world. And if you were a true patriot you would do what it takes to prevent sickos from perpetuating mass-murders in our great country and that means banning AR-15, which are assault rifles.

      January 28, 2013 at 1:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. max

    as much as we don't want to say the words, and how we stay above it by saying its the guns, the mental illness, its all this movies, games. lets faces it, we are facesing evil, and if you see what the Fathers are saying ,they are getting more calls than they have ever had. Its the signs of our time, you get what you sow and we have kicked God out of ever thing so much our kids have lost there way. The morals are gone we see this all the time by all that is pushed at them, as right that ones was wrong. But people will not see this evil they will not and it will not stop . I say Morgan knows a little about this look at what his country has done, that is real evil in the past.

    January 27, 2013 at 3:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Leigh Danley

    Hay Pires 100 times as meny Childern each year buy peopleing texing on the phone when driveing, then by guns of any kind. When are you going to start a ban on phones that text.

    By Ashley Halsey III
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010
    Twenty-eight percent of traffic accidents occur when people talk on cellphones or send text messages while driving, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.
    The vast majority of those crashes, 1.4 million annually, are caused by cellphone conversations, and 200,000 are blamed on text messaging, according to the report from the council , a nonprofit group recognized by congressional charter as a leader on safety.

    January 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Leigh

    Leigh
    Corrected text

    Hay Pires 100 times as many Childern are killed each year buy peopleing texing on the phone when driveing, then by guns of any kind. When are you going to start a ban on phones that text.

    By Ashley Halsey III
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010
    Twenty-eight percent of traffic accidents occur when people talk on cellphones or send text messages while driving, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.
    The vast majority of those crashes, 1.4 million annually, are caused by cellphone conversations, and 200,000 are blamed on text messaging, according to the report from the council , a nonprofit group recognized by congressional charter as a leader on safety.

    January 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Piers you are mine & my families CNN HERO as you speak your mind about what is right in this country. I, as a father, grandfather, US Wounded Soldier, and Husband encourage you to keep on fighting the battle on taking Automatic Weapons out of the hands of people who kill innocent children & children who kill innocent people. Its a shame that American's like myself don't stand behind what you and the President is saying about taking these weapons away from Americans & all other nations in which only Soldiers or Police should be allowed to utilize. Citizens don't need these type of weapons in their hands. I'm so thankful that you are here in America speaking the truth trying to save lives. Piers You are mine & my families CNN Elected HERO of the Year for speaking out on Gun Control referencing the Automatic Weapons which shouldn't be allowed in American Homes. All one has to do is take a look at other countries like your own to understand that gun control does Work and Save Lives; 1100+ lives a year if we will allow an amendment to pass in Congress.

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