ROY, N.M. (KRQE) – The Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, along with two attorneys, issued a statement Tuesday saying the charges against a woman accused of killing her mother have been dropped.
Donna Ray of Roy was arrested in April after the death of Geraldine Ray was called murder by investigators.
Geraldine Ray, 89, was allegedly found face down with brown tape over her mouth and cotton balls up her nose in her ranch home in January. Donna Ray said her mother committed suicide after leaving notes indicating she was going to kill herself.
On Tuesday, the release from Donna Ray’s attorneys state the Office of Medical Investigator changed the classification of Geraldine Ray’s death from homicide to undetermined.
The release also said the handwriting on the alleged suicide notes matched the handwriting of Geraldine Ray.
No DNA or fingerprints from Donna Ray were found on any items taken as evidence in her mother’s death, according to the release, and there was no financial motive for Donna Ray to kill.