Diane Albert Bio – Diane Albert Wiki
Authorities said that Diane Albert, a municipal judge in New Mexico, appears to have been fatally shot by her husband before he killed himself.
Diane Albert was 65 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies found the bodies of Diane Albert, 65, Eric Pinkerton, 63, several dogs, and a cat on Friday at their home in the Village of Los Ranchos, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jayme Fuller said. She said Pinkerton shot and killed them all before taking his own life.
Albert was a municipal judge for the Village of Los Ranchos, which borders Albuquerque, and was a former planning and zoning commissioner for the North Valley community. According to the Albuquerque Journal, she also served as a Los Alamos County commissioner and president of the Bike Coalition of New Mexico.
Fuller said a friend of the couple contacted the sheriff’s office sometime before 4 p.m. on Friday “after receiving a troubling message” from Pinkerton. In the message, she said, Pinkerton stated that he had shot his wife and dogs and was going to kill himself.
A photo taken by the Albuquerque Journal showed sheriff’s deputies removing ducks and other animals from home after the incident.
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“Diane always entered our home with a smile and usually wearing her bicycle helmet. What a loss,” Colon wrote. “Rest in peace and know you spread goodness near and far.”
“We are heartsick hearing the news of this senseless tragedy,” Los Ranchos Administrator Ann Simon said. “Diane Albert, our elected municipal judge, was a longtime Los Ranchos resident, a brilliant mind, and a friend. We can’t ignore that this happened on the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women.”
Joe Craig, president of Friends of Los Ranchos, told the Journal he was shocked by the news. He and Albert were neighbours who worked together for several years on the planning and zoning commission.
“Just a nice, nice lady,” Craig said. “I’ve never seen her with a mean bone in her body.”
The nonprofit organization posted a tribute to Albert on Facebook, calling her an animal lover and avid bicyclist.
“For many residents of the village of Los Ranchos, Judge Diane Albert was more than just their municipal judge,” the post says. “In many ways, she was a bit of the spirit of Los Ranchos.”