ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Should an accused killer be allowed to leave the state to go be with her family for the holidays?
That's exactly what a woman charged with murdering her Air Force husband asked a judge for Monday.
Amy Herrera is accused of shooting her 37-year-old husband, Marc Herrera, in their
Northeast Albuquerque home last summer after a party.
She claims he put the gun in his own mouth and forced her to pull the trigger. Police say the story doesn't match the evidence or Marc’s injuries.
Herrrera is charged with second degree murder, and has been out of jail since shortly after her arrest, where she's been tracked by GPS monitor.
On Monday, Herrera's attorneys asked a judge to allow her to travel to Kansas to be with her parents for the holidays.
The state said it has a serious problem with that, saying she's made some bad decisions since her release like letting a man in her house who had been drinking. Another man later broke into her house and beat that man up.
The state worries about being able to get to Herrera if she decides to cut her ankle monitor off all the way in Kansas.
The judge approved the request, but also ordered Herrera to have a device that monitors her alcohol level to make sure she doesn't drink.
Marc's family is not happy.
Marc's family says there is a lot about Amy and her relationship with Marc the public doesn't know.
They're anxious for that to be presented during trial and are still hopeful they'll get a conviction.
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.