Crime Jury finds widow of Air Force Major not guilty in his death

03:10  09 august  2017
03:10  09 august  2017 Source:   KOAT Albuquerque

Suspect in Navajo girl’s death pleads guilty to murder

  Suspect in Navajo girl’s death pleads guilty to murder <p>A man charged with killing an 11-year-old Navajo girl and kidnapping her 9-year-old brother changed his plea to guilty Tuesday during a hearing this afternoon in Albuquerque federal court.</p>FARMINGTON, N.M. — A man charged with killing an 11-year-old Navajo girl and kidnapping her 9-year-old brother changed his plea to guilty Tuesday during a hearing this afternoon in Albuquerque federal court.

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Akbar was found guilty last Thursday for the attack. His widow , Terri Seifert, said their son Benjamin, now 2, refers to his father as his "first friend." Army captain Chris Seifert (27) and air force major Gregory Stone (40) were killed.

  Jury finds widow of Air Force Major not guilty in his death © Provided by Hearst Television, Inc. A jury found an Albuquerque woman accused of killing her husband not guilty Tuesday. The judge gave a jury three options to consider for Amy Herrera: Find her guilty of second-degree murder, guilty of voluntary manslaughter or not guilty.

A jury deliberated for several hours before reaching their decision. Amy Herrera was accused of shooting Marc Herrera in 2012, in their home during a party police say they were hosting for foreign exchange students.

The state finished its closing arguments Monday and said Amy Herrera planned to kill her husband. They said ever since he died in 2012, she's changed her story to play in her favor.

Suspect in Navajo girl’s death pleads guilty to murder

  Suspect in Navajo girl’s death pleads guilty to murder <p>A man charged with killing an 11-year-old Navajo girl and kidnapping her 9-year-old brother changed his plea to guilty Tuesday during a hearing this afternoon in Albuquerque federal court.</p>FARMINGTON, N.M. — A man charged with killing an 11-year-old Navajo girl and kidnapping her 9-year-old brother changed his plea to guilty Tuesday during a hearing this afternoon in Albuquerque federal court.

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Herrera claimed her husband committed suicide inside their closet.

"There is no drags or smears on this dress inconsistent with getting out on top of a man whose dead weight had fell on top of you," said State's Attorney Lisa Vigil-Roybal.

The defense said Marc Herrera was on edge because his career was in trouble and he was angry. They said he abused Amy and she feared for her life the night of the shooting.

Marc's parents said the verdict doesn’t change things for them.

Court records show Amy Herrera was charged three times in this case.

It was dismissed twice.

The family said even though they don't agree with the verdict, they are glad the trial is over.

“I know who murdered my son. I know where she did, I know when she did it and I know how she did it. Unlike her, we abide by the law. We accept this verdict,” Marc’s mother said.

Judge denies Gary Lee Sampson’s request to toss death sentence .
Admitted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson suffered another legal setback Tuesday, when a federal judge in Boston denied his request to toss the death sentence he received in January, which was the second time the Abington native had been condemned to die. “Gary Sampson brutally and incomprehensibly murdered Philip McCloskey, Jonathan Rizzo, and Robert Whitney” in 2001 in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Judge Leo T. Sorokin wrote in an 85-page ruling denying Sampson’s motion to vacate his death penalty. “He faces the ultimate, irreversible punishment for two of those killings.” Sampson’s 16-year legal saga is far from over.

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