Lead investigator testifies in Levi Chavez case

Posted at: 06/12/2013 1:10 PM | Updated at: 06/12/2013 6:51 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4; The Associated Press

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) - A detective who doubted that the wife of an Albuquerque police officer committed suicide is testifying in the former officer's murder trial.

Former Valencia County Sheriff's Detective Aaron Jones took the stand Wednesday morning in  the trial of Levi Chavez, who is accused of shooting his 26-year-old wife, Tera, with his department-issued gun and trying to make the shot look self-inflicted. He is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence and has pleaded not guilty.

Jones was one of the first deputies to arrive at the couple's Los Lunas home in 2007.

Defense attorney David Serna says Jones is a "dirty, dishonest" cop.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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