Regional
8:07 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Parents Of Dead NM Woman Struggle With Acquittal

The parents of a woman whose husband was acquitted of murder in her October 2007 death says they still believe former Albuquerque police officer Levi Chavez killed their daughter and that the verdict is hard to take.

Joseph and Theresa Cordova were interviewed Thursday by the Albuquerque Journal and KOAT-TV about the trial of Levi Chavez and their daughter, Tera Chavez.

Joseph Cordova says he and his wife are disappointed by the verdict. But he says they don't blame the jury because jurors weren't allowed to hear some possible evidence about the alleged motive.

A Sandoval County trial on Tuesday acquitted Levi Chavez of first-degree murder and evidence tampering.

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