The jury started deliberating at 8:30 Monday morning trying to determine whether Levi Chavez is guilty of murdering his wife Tera.
So far the jury has been relatively quiet, asking for a piece of evidence to look at up close.
While this complicated case has caused a lot of buzz in the metro, Monday is the first time jurors have had a chance to discuss the trial among themselves.
Tera was found dead in the couple's Los Lunas home in 2007, shot once with Levi's APD-issued gun.
Prosecutors claim Levi killed Tera and staged it to look like a suicide to keep her from turning him in for insurance fraud, to avoid a messy divorce and collect on a life insurance policy.
The defense, pointing to Tera's journal and an apparent suicide note, says she killed herself because she was heartbroken over her crumbling marriage.
Although the courtroom has been packed this entire trial, besides reporters, it's been fairly empty Monday with little to no sign of prosecutors, defense attorneys, any of the families involved or even Levi Chavez himself so far.
Stay with KRQE News 13 for the very latest from the courtroom.
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