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Judge delays hearing in Henderson murder case until Oct. 25

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Tammy Lucero appears for a hearing in Henderson Justice Court on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

Tammy Lucero Hearing

Tammy Lucero appears for a hearing in Henderson Justice Court on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Launch slideshow »

A preliminary hearing for 36-year-old Tammy Lucero — the Henderson woman accused of strangling her boyfriend in May — has been delayed until next month.

Lucero’s court-appointed defense attorney, Keith Brower, asked the court for a 30-day continuance to give the defense and prosecution teams more time to prepare. Henderson Justice Court Judge Stephen L. George set a new preliminary hearing date for Oct. 25.

Lucero, wearing the Clark County Detention Center’s standard blue attire, appeared for the brief hearing. She remains in the detention center without bail, according to jail records.

Lucero is accused of killing her boyfriend, 35-year-old David Hudson, on May 24 with a computer chord she wrapped around his neck, according to her arrest report.

Lucero told Henderson Police she feared for her life when, during an argument, Hudson allegedly put his hands around her neck, the arrest report states. That’s when she strangled him, she told police.

“I don’t know what happened,” Lucero told detectives, according to an arrest report. “I just lost control.”

Less than three months later, on Aug. 10, the Clark County District Attorney’s Office charged Lucero with murder.

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  1. To the Sun editors:

    A "chord" is a a combination of musical notes; the term also refers to an emotion or feeling (i.e., he struck a "chord" with the audience).

    A "cord" is an insulated electrical cable.