ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The widow of a Kirtland Air Force Base Officer claims her husband committed suicide, but medical investigators have ruled it a homicide. APD detectives are still trying to get to the bottom of it. Now
Investigators are still determining if they will charge Amy Herrera for her husband's July death. New information released shows her first husband took his own life just three years ago.
Tejay Collins was found inside his downtown apartment in June of 2009; he had hung himself. An autopsy report showed he was very drunk, his blood alcohol level was .21.
Something he had in common with Marc Herrera. The Air Force Major had blood alcohol level of .23 when his life ended at a party at his home in the heights.
Something else they had in-common; they were both married to the same woman.
Amy Herrera was separated from Collins and on the path to a divorce when his body was found. His father did not want to do an interview but told KRQE News 13 Monday that his son, who was a UNM grad student, was never suicidal.
He says his son's marriage vows four years earlier meant everything to him and that he found his son's suicide very strange.
The young couple had moved here while Collins went to UNM.
As far as Marc Herrera's death, Amy Herrera told investigators that he forced her to shoot him, putting his hand around her's on the gun and pulling the trigger.
APD homicide investigators did not want to discuss the Herrera investigation or any information about Amy Herrera's past.
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