Alamogordo – A senior trial prosecutor collapsed and died Tuesday during a hearing in an Alamogordo courtroom.
Wayne Jordon was in state District Judge Jerry Ritter's courtroom for a motion to determine an attorney for a defendant.
District Attorney Diana Martwick declined comment out of respect for Jordon's family.
Jordon had become a senior trial prosecutor for the district attorney's office in 2007.
The longtime Alamogordo resident received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 1969. He received his law degree from the UNM School of Law in 1972.
Gov. Susana Martinez, who was in Alamogordo for a bill signing, said she knew Jordon. She called him a great lawyer.
Information from: Alamogordo Daily News, http://www.alamogordonews.com
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