Jeremiah Morfin Biography — Wiki
Jeremiah Morfin is a boy from New Mexico teen who is accused of murdering his cousin and leaving her in a ditch in January of last year may be given new rape charges after authorities confirmed his DNA was found on the nine-year-old girl’s body.
Morfin could face charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, attempted criminal sexual penetration of a minor and criminal sexual contact in connection to last year’s incident. The charges were brought up during a November 30 preliminary hearing held over Google Meet as Morfin was not previously charged with rape after he allegedly beat his cousin to death and sexually assaulted her, KRQE reports.
Jeremiah Morfin Age
Jeremiah Morfin was 15 years old at the time of the accident.
Jeremiah Morfin may face rape charges after murdering his cousin
The young girl’s body was found just at 5.42 am on January 5, 2019, in an arroyo not too far from a family home in Albuquerque near Unser and Gibson boulevards. When police were called to the home of Selina Morfin, she told them that her niece had gone missing and provided a note that her son, Jeremiah Morfin, had written her, a criminal complaint states.
The note explained that Jeremiah had killed his cousin.
Officers then spoke with the teen, who told them that he ‘kinda lost it’ and ‘did something bad’, leaving the girl in a ditch.
He then led authorities to the nearby arroyo, where officers found the girl and discovered signs that she had been sexually assaulted, the complaint said.
what we know so far
Jeremiah Morfin was charged with murder soon after. During Monday’s hearing, prosecutors argued that DNA found on the girl’s body matched DNA belonging to Morfin, resulting in them wanting to tack on the additional charges.
But the defense argued that any contact would have resulted in DNA being left behind. A judge is expected to meet with both parties in January.
During the hearing, five people testified – including Jose Herrera, the ex-boyfriend of Jeremiah’s mother.
He testified that the girl had come over for a sleepover before disappearing in the middle of the night.