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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.
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