Testimony In ABQ Murder Trial Turns To Computer Files

Jun 30, 2013

The focus of testimony in the murder trial of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife has turned to files recovered from his laptop computer.

A digital forensic investigator with the Los Lunas Police Department testified Friday that an Internet search from November 2006 on "how to kill someone" was found on Levi Chavez's computer along with pornography-related searches.

Chavez is accused of shooting his 26-year-old wife, Tera Chavez, with his department-issued gun in 2007 at their Los Lunas home and then trying to make her death look like a suicide.

The analysis of Chavez's computer also showed files had been deleted just days before Tera Chavez's death.

Forensic investigator Michael Brookreson says there's no way to tell who was behind the keyboard at any given time.

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