WOMAN FACES CHARGES IN DEATH OF MILFORD MAN
AWoodbridge woman who was ordered detained Wednesday by a federal judge is believed to have helped her husband conceal the murder of a man outside their home last year, according to a federal prosecutor.
Aninha Spear-Zuleta, 31, of 135 Rimmon Road, faces federal charges of robbery, kidnapping by use of force and aiding and abetting her husband, Christopher Spear, 45, of the same address. She also faces state charges of conspiracy to commit second-degree kidnapping and second-degree larceny.
In his motion for pretrial detention, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Vizcarrondo wrote there is evidence Spear-Zuleta assisted Spear “in concealing the murder of Alan Robinson Jr., which occurred outside the Spear home in Woodbridge in April 2018.”
Neither Spear-Zuleta nor Spear has been charged with Robinson’s murder. He was 37 at the time of his death, living in Milford. Woodbridge police found him lying on Rimmon Road, outside the Spear home, on the morning of April 4 after residents called 911 to report they heard gunfire.
Robinson had been shot in the head and torso.
Vizcarrondo wrote in his motion that authorities recovered videotape from the Spear home “showing events within moments of Robinson’s death, including Anin- ha Spear-Zuleta running into the house, clutching what appears to be a handgun.”
“Further, from the context of the video,” Vizcarrondo wrote, “the suspected firearm is likely the very weapon used to kill Alan Robinson.”