Levi Chavez trial, live blog day 6

June 17th, 2013 at 9:20 am by under Latest Posts

KRQE News 13 Reporters Amanda Goodman and Alex Goldsmith are in the courtroom covering the Levi Chavez trial.

Levi Chavez is accused of shooting and killing 26-year-old Tera Chavez with his department-issued handgun in their Los Lunas home, and of trying to make her death look like a suicide because prosecutors say she was about to report him for insurance fraud. He is charged with first-degree murder and evidence tampering.

Live Updates @krqe_agoodman@alexg_reporter #LeviChavez (most recent updates are displayed first)

  • Judge Eichwald said best he could do was ask Hall why he shouldn’t have to turn over documents
  • Judge is trying to compel civil attorney Brad Hall to turn over documents from #LeviChavez civil case.
  • Trial is recessed until tomorrow, jury won’t be called until the afternoon
  • Judge: My problem is the state is relying on information filtered through a civil attorney.
  • Prosecution admits no formal subpoena was sent in.
  • Judge: Did anyone bother to subpoena Brad Hall’s entire file?
  • Prosecution: Cross-referencing between what we have and what the defense has could take a long time
  • Serna alleges that Slama was given with help with child support case in exchange for testimony.
  • Defense wants judge to order civil attorney for Tera Chavez estate to disclose additional documents from #LeviChavez case.
  • Judge Eichwald is back on the bench. Here we go.
  • Both prosecution and defense are back in the courtroom. Expecting to hear a motion or two.
  • David Serna and #LeviChavez are back in the courtroom.
  • It feels like we’re in a courthouse version of a rain delay right now.
  • 9:36am Hearing the jury has been sent home for the day. Expecting an in-court statement shortly.
  • Issue could stem from whether all of the information from the civil case has been shared with the defense.
  • 9:16am Just overheard that there may be a discovery issue. This could derail the #LeviChaveztrial for the day.
  • 9:06am #LeviChavez trial off to a late start. Trying to find out why.

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