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With no charges, woman accused in husband’s death set free

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Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun

Ericka McElroy appears via video for a status hearing Tuesday in front of Justice of the Peace Tony Abbatangelo. Police said McElroy shot and killed her husband outside their home Oct. 7 after a domestic dispute.

Ericka McElroy

Ericka McElroy appears via video for a status hearing Tuesday in front of Justice of the Peace Tony Abbatangelo. Police said McElroy shot and killed her husband outside their home Oct. 7 after a domestic dispute. Launch slideshow »

Charges haven't been filed against a Las Vegas woman arrested in the shooting death of her husband earlier this month and a justice of the peace today ordered her released from custody.

Metro Police arrested Ericka McElroy on Oct. 7 outside her home in the 5000 block of Upper Falls Court in the southwest valley.

McElroy, 25, allegedly fired a shotgun into the chest of her 37-year-old husband, Shane McElroy, following a domestic dispute, police said.

Ericka McElroy appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court today by video represented by the Public Defender’s Office.

Deputy District Attorney Pamela Weckerly said her office needed 30 days to file the criminal complaint.

With no charges to hold her, Justice of the Peace Tony Abbatangelo released McElroy on her own recognizance.

She is scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 16.

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