Jury finds woman acted in self-defense in Rio Rancho death

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SANDOVAL COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A Sandoval County jury has ruled that a woman who shot and killed a man in the middle of a busy Rio Rancho street pulled the trigger in self-defense.

Amanda Jo Lucero was facing a first-degree murder charge for shooting Andrew Anderson two years ago. Her attorney argued that she had no other choice to shoot Anderson when he threatened Lucero and her cousin with rocks and a pair of scissors.

The jury agreed and announced a not guilty verdict Monday.

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