Lawyers fight over evidence in Levi Chavez murder trial
Posted at: 06/18/2013 8:11 AM
| Updated at: 06/18/2013 12:34 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Levi Chavez is accused in the 2007 shooting death of his wife.
ALBUQUERQUE -- A delay in the murder trial against a former Albuquerque police officer continues Tuesday after his attorney claimed key evidence was withheld from them.
Tuesday's hearing will determine what evidence must be released from a fraud investigation and a wrongful death lawsuit against Levi Chavez.
Prosecutors accuse Chavez of shooting his 26-year-old wife, Tera, with his department-issued gun in 2007 and trying to make her death look like a suicide. They also argue Chavez killed her to cover up an insurance fraud case, according to the Associated Press.
A dispute over notes from the fraud investigation caused a stay in the trial Monday and the jury was dismissed.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)