Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Woman Charged In Killing.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Chris Ramirez Journal Staff Writer

Man's Body Was Found Near I-40

An Albuquerque woman faces murder charges in the slaying of a man once believed to have been killed in a December car accident.

Raylene Logan, 27, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at District Court. A grand jury indicted her May 23, five months after Dirk Norman Smith's body was found near the Unser-Interstate 40 ramp.

Initially it appeared Smith had been the victim of an accident, but investigators later determined his injuries weren't consistent with that explanation, court records said.

Logan told police on the scene that she and Evett Irving, 32, fought with Smith because Smith allegedly tried to rape her. …

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