Levi Chavez Trial, Day 23

July 16th, 2013 at 1:53 pm by under Latest Posts

The jury will continues deliberating the fate of a former Albuquerque cop accused of murdering his wife. On Friday, Levi Chavez’s defense attorney and prosecutors made their final arguments to the jury.

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.

Updates: KRQE News 13 Reporter Alex Goldsmith @alexg_reporter is at the courthouse and is staying updated on the Levi Chavez trial.

  • #LeviChavez still hugging family inside the courtroom. 4:37 p.m.
  • #LeviChavez acquitted on both counts
  • Jury finds #LeviChavez not guilty of first degree murder. 4:33 p.m.
  • #LeviChavez holding rosary beads in his hands behind his back, standing.
  • Judge on the bench.. giving instructions on how we should exit based on ‘tension’ #LeviChavez
  • Judge Eichwald announces that there is a verdict in this case. “You can cut the tension with a knife in here.” #LeviChavez
  • Judge Eichwald is now in the courtroom. #LeviChavez
  • packed house as we await the verdict #LeviChavez
  • #LeviChavez ‘s attorney David Serna with a smile on his face as he sits down.
  • #LeviChavez is in the courthouse with his family.
  • Courtroom security has increased significantly in the last few minutes. #LeviChavez
  • Prosecutors and Tera’s family are arriving now. #LeviChavez
  • Hearing a verdict has been reached in the#LeviChavez trial. It will be announced in approximately one hour.
  • Day two of #LeviChavez verdict watch is underway. Windows into courtroom are still blacked out.

3 Responses to “Levi Chavez Trial, Day 23”

  1. Cyvyr says:

    Watching the previous headline on the news made me realize that my tax dollars are going to i phone considering that the deputy was more concerned with his social life instead of focusing of the matter at hand. God Bless America LOL

  2. Dennis Vigil says:

    Perhaps the Cordova family is justified in their remark that ‘justice was not served.’, but the Lord says “Revenge is mine.” I feel for both families and offer my prayers to the Cordova family for their loss and to the Chavez family for having the courage to remain calm during all of this turmoil. Those of us who were not a part of this event can’t begin to know the pain of losing a daughter at such a young time in her life. The loss has to be something that many of us hope we never have to deal with. The scrutiny that Levi Chavez under went is immense, to say the least, but justice was served in the eyes of many. Only God has the right to judge and Levi’s judgement day will come as it will with all of us. All we can do is try to be a better person and start with the person in the mirror. Anger in your hearts will not accomplish anything because of what has happened. Resentment only affects you. Once you have had a second chance at life as I have on this first anniversary of having had a heart attack and clinically dead for minutes, I know the value of life. It may take years for many of you to realize what a gift that life is. It may take months or years before you know the true challenges you face here on earth. But with the faith that Levi Chavez exhibited during his trial, we should all try to achieve and hang on to that faith that we are called to live by. Judge not, least you be judged first .”Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” [John 8:7]

    1. Supportive says:

      Wow thank you for that…you said it all. You really made a lot of sense.

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