Day 1 of deliberations ends in ex-officer’s trial

July 15, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jurors ended their first day of deliberations on Monday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife, after hearing weeks of salacious testimony about his affairs with co-workers.

The jury of nine women and three men in Sandoval County will decide the guilt or innocence of Levi Chavez, 32.

Earlier in the day, jurors asked to see a piece of evidence, but further details were not immediately available.

The case has further tarnished the reputation of the Albuquerque Police Department, which is under Login to read more

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