A heated argument in a relationship outside their marriage took a deadly turn in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a woman, Erica Valdez, stands accused of killing her husband, Joel Valdez, following a series of escalating arguments.
WOMAN ALLEGEDLY POINTS GUN AT HUSBAND’S CHEST AFTER ARGUMENT IN A RELATIONSHIP
According to the police authorities, the argument in a relationship reached a breaking point on Independence Day when Joel Valdez saw Erica Valdez with another guy at a motel, leading to an intense argument in a relationship involving firearms. Later that night, Erica Valdez returned home, allegedly pointing a gun at Joel Valdez’s chest. Chilling surveillance footage after the argument in a relationship shows the tumultuous fallout, with Erica leaving the scene amidst a series of automatic gun shots, confessing to a relative that she had “sprayed the house.” During a 911 call, a female voice, believed to be Erica Valdez, threatened to shoot her husband and another woman present in their home.
ERICA VALDEZ ARRESTED AND CHARGED AFTER FATAL INCIDENT TRIGGERED BY ARGUMENT IN A RELATIONSHIP
Erica Valdez was taken into custody on Thursday, after the incident that started with an argument in a relationship, and now faces charges including murder, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, shooting at a dwelling or occupied building, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The tragic incident that occurred after an argument in a relationship, comes after a period of domestic strife, with Erica previously charged with 911 abuse for allegedly making repeated calls to report domestic violence. Family members remember Joel Valdez as a loving father of three and a talented tattoo artist, expressing their grief over the loss.