ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputies are on scene of a homicide near the 800 block of Ranchitos Rd. according to a tweet from BCSO. Officials say two adults are confirmed dead. A Los Ranchos Municipal Judge was killed in what we have learned was a murder-suicide that occurred on Friday.


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According to a recent tweet on November 26 from BCSO, the decedents have been confirmed as, Diane Albert and Eric Pinkerton. A friend contacted deputies after receiving a troubling message from Pinkerton.

Judge Diane Albert was shot and killed by her husband Eric Pinkerton, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. BCSO says Pinkerton also shot and killed several of their animals before turning the gun on himself. Albert was a newly elected judge and served as a commissioner for the North Valley Community.