Man released from jail after arrest in wife's fatal fall from Alhambra parking structure

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Prosecutors declined to immediately file a case against Russell Errett, 55, and asked for further investigation. (KABC)

A former community college instructor arrested in connection with the death of his wife -- who plunged to her death from a multi-story parking garage in Alhambra last week -- was released Tuesday from jail.

Prosecutors declined to immediately file a case against Russell Errett, 55, and asked for further investigation, according to Sarah Ardalani of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Errett was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of his wife, Hui Lui, 29, of Alhambra.

According to Alhambra police, Errett called 911 just after 1 a.m. Thursday to report the woman's fatal fall and said their 3-year-old daughter was in a car in the structure at the time. The child was not injured.

After questioning the 55-year-old, police said his story didn't match up, and they arrested him on suspicion of one count of murder.

Investigators were looking into the possibility that the 29-year-old victim, Hui Li, was killed at a different location.

Investigators also said they believed the daughter may have witnessed the alleged killing.

According to the district attorney's office, charges could still be filed at a later date.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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