Eric Pinkerton shot and killed Judge Diane Albert, himself: deputy

Judge Diane Albert

Judge Diane Albert. Her husband Eric Pinkerton is said to have shot and killed her, several pets and himself.

A New Mexico man allegedly killed his wife, who was a city judge. He also shot their pets before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

“He left a voicemail for his friend stating that he murdered his wife, dogs and cat,” someone said in the shipping tapes he received KOAT. “And he’s about to kill himself.”

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Judge Diana Albert65. Her husband, Eric Pinkerton, 63, was the suspected shooter. The shootings took place near the 800 block of Ranchitos Road, lawmakers said.

“Believed to be a homicide-suicide,” the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said. “A friend of the deceased contacted MPs after receiving disturbing news from Eric Pinkerton. Upon arrival, deputies found the deceased in the residence along with several dead animals.”

Albert served in the village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.

“We are saddened to hear of the untimely death of Diane Albert, our elected community judge,” Mayor Donald T Lopez and village administrator Anna Simone said inside a statement. “She was a longtime resident of Los Ranchos, a brilliant mind, and a friend. We cannot ignore that this happened on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Our thoughts are with her family and everyone affected.”

[Image via Village of Los Ranchos Albuquerque]

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