Status conference set in kidnap case
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A federal judge in Louisiana has scheduled a status conference for a man who was declared dead in Mississippi in 1994 and surfaced years later as a suspect in the deaths of his Las Vegas girlfriend and her daughter.
Thomas Steven Sanders is charged in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, La., with kidnapping resulting in the death of 12-year-old Lexis Roberts. He's also charged with using a gun during a crime that resulted in death.
Prosecutors said recently they intend to seek the death penalty. A status conference is set for Aug. 23.
The child's body was found in Louisiana in October 2010. The body of her mother, Suellen Roberts, was found the next month in Arizona.