BERNALILLO, N.M. (KRQE) - Attorneys in the case of an Albuquerque cop accused of murdering his wife are working quickly to prepare for trial.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday.
Attorneys spent hours on Friday debating what evidence, witnesses and even words can be used during the murder trail of Levi Chavez.
For instance, you won't be hearing people refer to the death of Chavez's wife Tera as a murder or a suicide during the trail so jurors aren't swayed.
That was one of a dozen rulings Friday, and KRQE News 13 also got a closer look at what an investigator found on Chavez's laptops.
The trial of former APD officer Levi Chavez begins very soon.
He is accused of shooting his wife to death with his APD-issued gun and staging the scene to look like a suicide about 5 1/2 years ago.
In Sandoval County Court Friday, Chavez's attorney argued no one should mention what officers said they found in a toilet at the scene. They said it was blood, but it wasn't collected or tested.
The judge ruled it can come up in court as long as no one says it was blood.
Meanwhile, prosecutors brought in a digital forensic investigator they want to testify about the search history on two of Chavez's laptops.
"'How to kill somebody' shows up three times at 5:43:58, 5:43:59 and at 5:44:24," said investigator Michael Brookreson.
He said four minutes later there was a search for "Illinois anchor woman t-shirt contest" followed by other searches of women.
"I am not going to tell you who is using the computer," Brookreson said. "I'm just going to show yes, there is a pattern here. There is a series of searches here within a time frame."
Attorneys said the search happened shortly after Tera busted her husband for being unfaithful, which is why the defense argued it makes more sense Tera would have been the one upset and searching "how to kill somebody."
Ultimately, the judge is allowing the investigator to testify in trial.
"I am going to allow him to testify, but once again folks, he can only testify to what he did," District Court Judge George Eichwald said. "He can't say who used the computer."
The attorneys also discussed the issue of Tera Chavez's life insurance policy.
Prosecutors say Chavez had the chance to stop paying to insure his estranged wife a month before she died, but he didn't.
The defense says it was automatic and that he naturally would have maintained her life insurance out of concern for his children.
The judge will rule on more motions about evidence on Monday when jury selection begins.
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