Preliminary Hearing For Shackled 16-year-old Set

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-area teenager has made his first appearance before a judge on charges of killing his mother and younger brother a few days after celebrating his 16th birthday.

Adrian Navarro-Canales was shackled Monday and nodded to signal he understood the charges against him. He said little else as a Henderson justice of the peace scheduled a preliminary hearing for Oct. 30.

The teen is being tried as an adult.

The prosecutor and the teen’s appointed public defender did not comment outside court.

Henderson police found the bodies of Elvira Canales-Gomez and 9-year-old Cesar Navarro on Sept. 20 in the bathroom of their apartment.

Navarro-Canales was sought for several days before he was found last week at a food court on the Las Vegas Strip.


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