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Local teen sentenced for killing mother, brother

Posted at 10:12 AM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 20:34:09-04

The Henderson teenager who was convicted of killing his mother and younger brother more than two years ago has been sentenced.

Adrian Navarro-Canales was sentenced to 32.5 to 95 years in prison for the two murders. Navarro-Canales pled guilty to one count of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder in December 2015.

Navarro-Canales stabbed to death  his 40-year-old mother Elvira Canales-Gomez and 9-year-old brother Cesar Navarro in September 2013. Theie bodies were found on Sept. 20.

Initially, police believed that the teenager was missing and possibly in danger. However, they later identified him as a person of interest for the double slaying, and then located him at a food court on the Las Vegas Strip. He was arrested on Sept. 25, 2013.

Navarro-Canales was charged as an adult, but was not eligible for the death penalty because he was 16 at the time of the murders.