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Las Cruces police officer trial pushed back

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The second-degree murder trial for Christopher Smelser, a former Las Cruces police officer charged in the choking death of a suspect will be delayed from July until January of next year. The case against Smelser stems from the chokehold death of Antonio Valenzuela after he fled from a traffic stop on…MORE

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