ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The trial of a former Albuquerque police officer, accused of killing his wife, is on hold until Tuesday.
Levi Chavez's defense team put in an emergency motion concerning evidence they say is crucial to their case.
The jury was sent home after the motion was filed and told to come back Tuesday afternoon.
Chavez is accused of shooting his wife, Tera, with his department issued gun in their Los Lunas area home in 2007.
Chavez says Tera committed suicide.
The motion will be heard Tuesday morning.
It concerns documents that were given to an attorney in the civil case against Chavez.
The defense says it wasn't given any of those documents and needs to continue on the trial.
Week two of the Levi Chavez murder trail is set to begin Monday morning.
Chavez is accused of shooting his wife Tera with his Albuquerque Police Department issued gun in their Los Lunas area home in 2007. Chavez says Tera committed suicide.
During the first week of trial last week, Chavez's attorney went on the attack after two of the state's key witnesses testified, including the lead investigator in the case and one of Chavez's mistresses who said that Chavez told her he was home at the time of Tera's death.
"I told them that I had spoke to Levi and Levi has said that while he was in the shower and he came out of the shower he heard the big bang and he came out and then his wife was deceased," said Rose Slama on the stand last week as a witness for the Prosecution.
Chavez has always said he came home to find Tera's body in their bed with his APD issued gun beside her.
The first week of the trial ended when Tera's sister-in-law took the stand, she told jurors the 26-year old mother of two would never have left her children.
Week two of the trial can expect more testimony from family members of Chavez's wife Tera Chavez.
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