New Mexico Judge Diane Albert killed in suspected murder-suicide

New Mexico Judge Diane Albert killed in suspected murder-suicide

A well-respected New Mexico choose was shot useless by her husband who then turned the gun on himself, however not earlier than he left a disturbing message for a good friend, in response to police.  

Village of Los Ranchos Municipal Decide Diane Albert died in a suspected murder-suicide, as did a few of her pets, that was allegedly carried out by her husband Eric Pinkerton, in response to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Albert, 65, and Pinkerton, 63, have been discovered by officers Friday after a good friend of the couple contacted authorities about receiving a “troubling message,” from Pinkerton, sheriff’s spokesperson Jayme Fuller mentioned.

“He left a voice-mail to his good friend stating that he murdered his spouse and his canines and his cat. And he’s about to homicide himself,” in response to a dispatch pieced collectively by native information station KOAT-TV.

NBC Information reported the sheriff’s workplace confirmed the dispatch.

Metropolis officers mourned her dying over the weekend.

The homicide was dedicated by the Decide’s husband Eric Pinkerton.

“We’re heartsick listening to of the premature dying of Diane Albert, our elected municipal choose,” mentioned Los Ranchos Mayor Donald Lopez and Village Administrator Ann Simon in a joint assertion. “She was a longtime Los Ranchos resident, a superb authorized thoughts, and a good friend.”

Albert was additionally a practising patent legal professional, in response to the Albuquerque Journal.

A neighbor of Albert’s, Joe Craig, instructed the newspaper he was shocked by her dying. Craig, the president of Pals of Los Ranchos, labored on the planning and zoning fee for a number of years.

“Only a good, good woman,” he mentioned. “I’ve by no means seen her with a imply bone in her physique.”

If you’re fighting suicidal ideas or are experiencing a psychological well being disaster and stay in New York Metropolis, you possibly can name 1-888-NYC-WELL at no cost and confidential disaster counseling. When you stay outdoors the 5 boroughs, you possibly can dial the 24/7 Nationwide Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to

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