- Associated Press - Saturday, June 18, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Prosecutors say a mailer distributed by the wife of a former Albuquerque police officer charged with fatally shooting a mentally ill man could taint jury selection.

KRQE-TV reported (https://bit.ly/1Y03fHV) Friday that special prosecutor Randi McGinn has filed a motion to revise a jury questionnaire.

According to court documents, Tiffanie Perez, wife of ex-officer Dominique Perez, sent out a mailer that includes a letter outlining her retelling of what happened during the March 2014 shooting death of James Boyd.

In the letter, she refers to her husband as a hero and to Boyd as a “madman.”

The mailer was issued by a nonprofit that supports police officers’ legal defense.

McGinn wants to ask potential jurors if they’ve seen the mailer.

Perez and retired detective Keith Sandy are charged with second-degree murder.


Information from: KRQE-TV, https://www.krqe.com

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