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Ex-N.M. Officer Testifies In Own Murder Trial

July 10, 2013  | 

A former Albuquerque (N.M.) Police officer accused of killing his wife and making her death look like a suicide testified Wednesday about the couple's rocky history and steamy affairs, breaking down as he described ignoring nearly 200 calls from her the day before he says he found her body.

Levi Chavez, 32, took the stand as the defense began wrapping up a monthlong trial that has included testimony from four of Chavez's former mistresses, including a woman who Chavez says he spent the night with the night his wife died, and a fellow officer who became engaged to Chavez two months after his wife's death.

Chavez is accused of shooting his wife with his department-issued gun in October 2007 at their Los Lunas home and then trying to make her death look like a suicide.

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