LAS CRUCES — Attorneys in the first-degree murder case against former Santa Fe sheriff’s deputy Tai Chan delivered their opening statements Tuesday.
Chan stands accused of murdering law enforcement partner Jeremy Martin, a 29-year-old deputy, on Oct. 28, 2014. The defense claims Chan, 30, killed Martin in self-defense after an assault.
“The facts in this case will show there is only one victim in this case, one and only one: Jeremy Martin,” District Attorney Mark D’Antonio said in his opening statement in Third Judicial District Court. “Bang, bang, bang. The shots were rhythmic, methodical and accurate.”