Husband speaks out on Bergeron killing

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Simon Haemmerling said he was at home that Monday night when he heard the gunshots that felled the acting attorney general and her dog.

More details have emerged about the death of Yap’s acting attorney general, Rachel Bergeron who was shot on Monday night in the small Micronesian state.

In an interview with ABC News, Bergeron’s husband, Simon Haemmerling, said he was at home that Monday night when he heard the gunshots that felled the acting attorney general and her dog.

“Three shots behind me. Pretty loud. I didn’t see any of the shooter. I came out and I saw Rachelle and our dog dead. I just kind of fell by her. Not really thinking about anything else,” Haemmerling said.

Bergeron’s grieving husband is also questioning whether her job prosecuting the island’s toughest criminals may have made her a target.

“She really loved justice, she pursued justice for somebody, so there would always be the other side that would take things personal. I miss her already,” Haemmerling said.

The FSM government has confirmed that a local and federal investigation has been launched on the shooting death of the acting attorney general. So far, no suspects have been named.

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