- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A judge has found sufficient evidence for a Wichita man to stand trial in the fatal shootings of his identical twin and sister-in-law.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1KPldWr ) reports that Luis Alvarado-Meraz was bound over for trial Thursday in the deaths of 24-year-old Manuel Alvarado-Meraz and Manuel’s 22-year-old wife, Lucero Rodriguez. He could face the death penalty if convicted of capital murder. He also is charged with two alternative counts of first-degree murder. A trial date hasn’t been set.

The twins’ father, Jesus Alvarado-Meraz, discovered the bodies January in a Wichita apartment. The brothers and Rodriguez lived together.

The affidavit said the suspect said “something about evil spirits” and that he shot his twin during a “desperate phone call” to a friend.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com



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