Opening statements held in trial of man charged with killing neighbor

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Opening statements were held on Wednesday in the murder trial of the man accused of shooting his neighbor after an argument over a barking dog. Prosecutors say Christopher Tabor murdered Daniel Salazar in 2019 near Second Street and Candelaria.


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Investigators say the two argued over Salazar’s dogs. Tabor’s defense claims he made an innocent comment and things escalated.

They say he was forced to shoot Salazar in self-defense. However, police say evidence shows Tabor shot Salazar while in a sniper-like position in his backyard, using the fence to hide sometime after the argument.

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