Juror: 2nd thoughts of NM-ex-officer’s acquittal

July 28, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A juror in the trial of a former Albuquerque police officer acquitted of killing his wife said Friday that is having second thoughts about the panel’s decision.

Fred Trujillo told the Albuquerque Journal ( that he regrets finding Levi Chavez not guilty of killing his wife and that barred evidence might have changed his mind.

Chavez was acquitted last month of killing his 26-year-old wife Tera Chavez and making it look like a suicide.

Trujillo, a salesman, said in an interview that he was the last holdout for a guilty verdict and that he strongly considered swimming upstream and hanging the jury.

“I didn’t really know how the law worked. If I hung the jury, I was under the impression that he would be Login to read more

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