Hearing begins for Nellis airman in wife slaying

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Updated: 3/26/2014 4:54 pm

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A judge says she'll hear more evidence next week before deciding if a 33-year-old Nellis Air Force Base technical sergeant will stand trial in Nevada state court on a murder charge in the slaying of his wife.

Rickey Lee Massey Jr. remained in custody following the start of his preliminary hearing Wednesday in North Las Vegas Justice Court.

The hearing will continue April 2.

Massey is accused of killing 34-year-old Theresa Rivera during a family argument late Jan. 16.

The Clark County coroner determined Rivera was asphyxiated.

Police say Massey told them that he and his wife were getting a divorce after being married less than a year.

Massey is an equipment maintenance supervisor at Nellis.

A base spokeswoman says he deployed four times during his 13-year Air Force career.

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