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2:07 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Deliberations Resume In Trial Of Former ABQ Police Officer Accused Of Killing Wife

Jurors have started their second day of deliberations in the trial of a former Albuquerque police officer charged with killing his estranged wife.

The jury resumed Tuesday afternoon going over the case involving Levi Chavez.

Prosecutors say the 32-year-old Chavez killed 26-year-old Tera Chavez with his department-issued gun in October 2007 and tried to make her death look like a suicide.

But Chavez's attorney says Tera Chavez took her own life because of her volatile marriage and a crumbling affair.

Chavez acknowledged having a string of mistresses, searching a website on how to kill someone with martial arts moves and ignoring his wife's calls for help. He denied killing her.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.