(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Adrian Navarro, the 16 year old accused of stabbing his mother and younger brother to death, has appeared in Henderson Justice Court. His attorney, Joseph Abood, indicated at a hearing that Navarro will plead not guilty to murder charges.
Navaarro’s mother and brother were found in their Henderson apartment days after they had been murdered, according to a coroner’s report. The police made more than one visit to the residence to check on them before authorities entered the home to make the discovery of the bodies. 40 year old Elvira Canales-Gomez and 9 year old Cesar Navarro were found in an apartment bathroom. They and other family members had celebrated a birthday party for Adrian just days earlier.
Navarro was the subject of a massive manhunt for several days before he was apprehended without incident sitting at a food court along the Vegas Strip.