- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on jury selection in the retrial of a former Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputy accused in the 2014 shooting death of a fellow deputy (all times local):

6 p.m.

A jury has been picked in the retrial of a former Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputy accused in the 2014 shooting death of a fellow deputy during what authorities say stemmed from an alcohol-fueled argument.

Of the 99 potential jurors were summoned to appear in state district court in Las Cruces on Monday, 15 were picked including three alternates.

The process took nearly eight hours.

Jurors will have to decide if Tai Chan acted in self-defense or carried out a calculated murder when he shot and killed Jeremy Martin.

The shooting happened Oct. 28, 2014 at a hotel where the two were staying overnight after transporting prisoners to Arizona.

Chan’s first trial ended in a mistrial when jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision

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9 a.m.

Jury selection has begun in the retrial of a former sheriff’s deputy accused in the 2014 shooting death of a fellow deputy during what authorities say stemmed from an alcohol-fueled argument.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that 99 potential jurors were summoned to appear in state district court in Las Cruces on Monday.

A dozen will be selected to serve on the jury along with several alternates.

Jurors will have to decide if Tai Chan acted in self-defense or carried out a calculated murder when he shot and killed Jeremy Martin.

The shooting happened Oct. 28, 2014 at a hotel where the two were staying overnight after transporting prisoners to Arizona.

Chan’s first trial ended in a mistrial when jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision.


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