A New Mexico judge was found dead inside her home.
After a friend reported a troubling message, local police did a welfare check.
When they arrived, they found what appeared to be a murder-suicide.
Eric Pinkerton’s friend reported the message to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.
When the deputies arrived on scene, they found 65-year-old Judge Diane Albert deceased with several pets.
Also dead was Eric Pinkerton, 63, whose friend had alerted the authorities.
Police now believe that Pinkerton shot his wife, the family pets, then turned the gun on himself.
An investigation is now ongoing.
Inquiries for more information about the shooting were not returned.
Source: Fox News