- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The wife of a man who was shot and killed at a foreign-exchange student party in Albuquerque is facing criminal charges via a preliminary hearing.

The move on Monday comes after Amy Herrera has twice avoided trial for the 2012 death of her husband because indictments were dismissed.

Second District Judge Briana Zamora is conducting the probable cause hearing based on first-degree murder charges filed by the District Attorney’s Office, not a grand jury.

The criminal information against 32-year-old Herrera also includes lesser charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Authorities say 37-year-old Marc Herrera, a former Air Force officer, was found in death from apparent gunshot wound in July 2012.

According to witnesses, Herrera was heavily intoxicated when he arrived at his Albuquerque home during a party.

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