Judge denies motions in Chan case


Third Judicial District Judge Fernando Macias recently denied three motions filed by Tai Chan’s defense team.

As NewsChannel 9 previously reported, Chan’s attorneys recently filed a handful of motions including one where they asked judge to dismiss the case against Chan because of “outrageous government conduct.”

Other motions filed by defense attorneys call into question the investigation by the case’s lead detective and the truthfulness of a retired police sergeant who is expected to testify during Chan’s retrial.

All three motions were denied by Macias on April 20, according to online records.

Chan, an ex-Santa Fe County deputy, is accused of shooting and killing fellow deputy Jeremy Martin.

The incident took place on Oct. 28, 2014 at a hotel in Las Cruces.

Chan’s first trial ended when the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict.

His new trial is scheduled to start on May 8.

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