Levi Chavez trial to be moved to Sandoval County

Posted at: 12/05/2012 3:20 PM
Updated at: 12/05/2012 5:59 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski, KOB.com

A change in venue has been granted for a former Albuquerque Police Department officer accused of killing his wife.

In 2007, Tera Chavez was found dead in her Los Lunas home with a gunshot wound to the head. Her husband, Levi Chavez, was an APD officer.

His police issued handgun was found at her side and the death was initially ruled a suicide.

In 2011, a grand jury charged Levi Chavez with his wife's murder.

The defense motioned Wednesday to move the trial to Sandoval County and the request was granted. The trial is still set to begin in June 2013.