Date set for former deputy Tai Chan’s third murder trial

Tai Chan
Tai Chan

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A trial date has been set for former Santa Fe County deputy Tai Chan’s third murder trial. 

After a second trial in Las Cruces ended in a hung jury in May, the Dona Ana County District Attorney said he would try Chan yet again.

Chan admits to shooting his partner, Deputy Jeremy Martin back in 2014, but claims it was self-defense.

The two had stopped in Las Cruces for the night and got into a drunken argument.

In previous trials, jurors could not agree on a verdict.

The new trial is scheduled for April 9, 2018. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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