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Expert finds high alcohol use in New Mexico 2014 murder case

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - An expert believes a former New Mexico deputy had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal driving limit the night he allegedly killed his partner.

Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/2rAcTE5 ) psychologist Cecile Marczinski gave her testimony at Tai Chan's retrial on Thursday. Chan is accused of murder in Jeremy Martin's 2014 death.

Marczinski says she calculated Chan's blood-alcohol level from that night by using receipts, witness statements, his body weight and an accepted scientific formula.

She thinks Chan most likely had a blood-alcohol level of 0.24 grams per 100 milliliters - three times higher than the legal limit for driving.

The report says Marczinski's calculation was necessary because Chan's blood-alcohol level was not measured the night of the shooting.

Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com

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