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Police say jealousy, suspicion, possible motives in murder


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A man turned himself over to authorities two days after the murder of 26-year-old Jared Analla in a case that police say was driven by jealousy.


According to initial discoveries by Roswell Police Department investigators, the suspect’s original intention was to shoot and kill his girlfriend and another man he suspected of having a relationship.

According to a news release by the Roswell Police Department’s public information officer, Todd Wildermuth, Michael Anthony Herrera, 33, called police from his home early Sunday morning to turn himself in.

Wildermuth said police had been looking into Herrera as a possible suspect in the case.

“Officers transported him from his residence to the Roswell Police Department, where he was interviewed by an RPD detective and later arrested,” Wildermuth said. “Herrera is charged with an open count of murder, attempt to commit a felony and tampering with evidence.”

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Police said the body of Analla was found by family members about 9:45 p.m. Friday inside a home Analla shared with his sister and mother in the 1000 block of West Deming Street.

In a previous news release, RPD investigators believed Analla was murdered based off their initial examination.

“The investigation later led to the discovery that Herrera went to the house intending to shoot his girlfriend and another man Herrera believed was having a relationship with his girlfriend,” Wildermuth wrote. “However, when Herrera arrived at the house in the mid-afternoon, Analla was the only one home.”

Wildermuth said investigators believe Herrera spoke with Analla before shooting him.

“Herrera shot (Analla) and then placed the gun outside the house,” he said.

An autopsy will be performed on Analla, as is standard procedure in any RPD murder investigation.

Multimedia-Crime reporter Trevier Gonzalez can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.