The Intruder

Albert Jackson Sterling II, 38, and his 3 year old child took a late afternoon flight to New Mexico to visit with family on Nov. 21. He left his 8 month pregnant wife behind.

Neighbors talked about what a normal couple the two were. How much they both loved their son, they participated in neighborhood events, they were nice and “a great little family”.

When Mrs. Sterling arrived at her home about 4 pm on Tuesday, she got a shock. There was an intruder hiding in her bedroom. But this intruder was different. He told her he wasn’t going to hurt her. But he wanted to warn her. “Your husband wants you murdered,” is what he told her.

He told her that her husband had hired him to kill her. And he told her to go call police. She went to a neighbors to make the call.

The unnamed person told police that he was an aquaintance of Sterling. And that Sterling helped him gain entrance to the home before he left to visit his family. He also reportedly said that Sterling had offered to pay him thousands of dollars for killing his wife. 

Police say the man is not a hit man. They also say the man is not under arrest, as he had no intent to harm the woman, instead he went there to warn her. He is considered to be an important witness however. Police say they had never been called to the Sterling home before this time. Police have not given a motive for the crime.

Albert Jackson Sterling II was arrested in New Mexico and charged with 2 counts of criminal solicitation. One for his wife and one for their unborn child.