Levi Chavez Trial, Live Blog Day 20

July 11th, 2013 at 10:04 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)

  • Cordova finished, stepping down #LeviChavez
  • Serna finished with cross, Keener on re-direct. #LeviChavez
  • Cordova says he had to ask for some of Tera’s ashes #LeviChavez
  • State passes witness… Serna chatting with #LeviChavez before starting cross-examination of Cordova.
  • Court back in session.. Joseph Cordova on the stand #LeviChavez
  • So closing arguments will take place tomorrow… #LeviChavez
  • Discussing language of a specific instruction that has to do with an exhibit #LeviChavez
  • Judge taking this opportunity to go over jury instructions with attorneys. #LeviChavez
  • Court will resume around 1pm #LeviChavez
  • Jury coming back in now.. State will proceed with its one & only rebuttal witness, Joseph Cordova. #LeviChavez
  • kinda looks like #LeviChavez is doodling again.. we are no longer allowed to zoom into his notepad.. so can’t tell for sure.
  • Ok, prosecutors back in the courtroom… presumably with documents they plan to introduce as evidence. #LeviChavez
  • Still in recess… #LeviChavez
  • Keener’s recess granted.. she bolted out of the courtroom… 15 mins #LeviChavez
  • uh oh sounds like Judge isn’t going to allow the paperwork.. Keener requests a recess to get ‘certified docs’ back at the bench #LeviChavez
  • bench conference going on over the next piece of evidence the State plans to admit.
  • Cordova says #LeviChavez never asked them if they wanted ANY of Tera’s things.
  • #LeviChavez also said Tera’s family did not want the dresser, which she had hand-painted Cordova says it was never offered to them.
  • Tera’s father now on the stand. #LeviChavez
  • #LeviChavez testified yday the Cordova’s wanted to take away his daughter, state says they only wanted to make sure she had health insurance
  • State will call Joseph Cordova to the stand, his rebuttal is limited though #LeviChavez
  • woah… Keener says there were a number of witnesses they would have liked to have called for rebuttal but didn’t have time #LeviChavez
  • Serna says it is ‘not proper rebuttal’ arguing now to get the Judge to side with him on this #LeviChavez
  • Keener explaining now why they want to put Cordova back on the stand.. Serna does not seem to like the idea… #LeviChavez
  • State plans to call Joseph Cordova, Tera’s father as a rebuttal witness #LeviChavez

One Response to “Levi Chavez Trial, Live Blog Day 20”

  1. LV says:

    Having been a parent who loses a child, the belonings of that child are like gold….especially items made with their own hands!!! How could Levi just throw it in the dump! The dump of all places. Why didnt he give it to his kids, if nithing else. The sincerety and pain in Mr. Cordova,s face was truely visable.

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