- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Attorneys for a Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputy charged with the fatal shooting of a fellow deputy have asked a judge to dismiss a first-degree homicide charge against their client.

KOB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/259kfPZ ) that Tai Chan’s lawyers filed a motion last week saying prosecutors don’t have evidence proving that Chan prepared, deliberated or planned the October 2014 killing of Deputy Jeremy Martin. They also claim there’s sufficient evidence showing Chan acted in self-defense the night of the killing.

Chan’s trial had originally been scheduled to begin in September 2015, but has been rescheduled three times. A judge agreed in February to push the trial date back to May 23.

Chan is accused of fatally shooting Martin after an alcohol-fueled fight at a Las Cruces hotel.

He has pleaded not guilty.

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Information from: KOB-TV, https://www.kob.com

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