Ariz grandmother says boy was capable of killings

By: AP
By: AP

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The grandmother of a young Arizona boy charged in the shooting deaths of his father and another man has told police that the 8-year-old boy was capable of the crimes.

In documents released Wednesday by prosecutors, St. Johns police Chief Roy Melnick said that Liz Romero, also known as Liz Castillo, shouted out angrily when she was told the boy would be arrested in the Nov. 5 killings.

She said she "knew this would happen" and "if any 8-year-old boy is capable of doing this it's (the boy)," the records say.

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