New Mexico judge, pets killed by husband in suspected murder-suicide

New Mexico judge, pets killed by husband in suspected murder-suicide

A judge in New Mexico and several of her pets were shot dead in what police say they believe was a murder-suicide by her husband.

New Mexico judge Diane Albert. (Photo: Twitter)

By India Today Web Desk: A judge in New Mexico and several of her pets were shot dead in what police say they believe was a murder-suicide by her husband.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said Judge Diane Albert was found dead inside her house along with her husband and pets, as reported by Fox News.

Officers with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office conducted a welfare check at a home on Ranchitos Road in Albuquerque after a friend of Eric Pinkerton’s sounded an alarm.

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When deputies arrived, the department said on Twitter, they located and confirmed two adults were dead inside the home, one of whom was 63-year-old Pinkerton.

Los Ranchos Municipal Judge Diane Albert, 65, was also deceased along with several animals.

Police said Pinkerton is believed to have shot his wife Albert and several animals before turning the gun on himself.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to questions seeking additional information about the incident.

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