ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The parents of Tera Chavez have been fighting to prove she did not commit suicide since her death in 2007.
Their daughter was found shot in the mouth at the Los Lunas home she shared with her husband, Albuquerque Police Department Officer Levi Chavez. An APD-issued gun was by her side.
At first, Tera's death was ruled a suicide, but this month a grand jury indicted Levi Chavez on a charge of first-degree murder..
"Tera would have never left her children, and she didn't. She did not leave her children. She would have never left them by free will. Never, " her parents said.
Theresa and Joseph Córdova also say their daughter looked forward to a future without Levi and that she planned on opening her own hair salon.
"It's not whether she was killed; it was why," they said.
Levi Chavez is due in court next Monday. His lawyer maintains he is an innocent man and his wife's death was a suicide.
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