Regional
11:32 am
Sun October 11, 2009

Four Indicted In Teacher's Murder

Albuquerque – The daughter-in-law of an Albuquerque teacher whose remains were found buried in the Jemez Mountains has been indicted on an open count of murder and numerous other charges.

The Bernalillo County District Attorney also obtained indictments against two others on murder charge and other charges and a fourth person on evidence tampering and conspiracy.

Albuquerque police announced late in September that they had recovered the remains of 60-year-old schoolteacher Ellen Roth. She was reported missing May 6.

Roth's daughter-in-law, 21-year-old Cathleen Nielson-Roth, allegedly made a pact with 20-year-old Christopher Donovan and 23-year-old James Johnson to kill Roth. All three were named in the indictments announced late Friday.

Ellen Roth had worked for Albuquerque Public Schools for 24 years.


Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.