Nev. teen due in court in slayings of mom, brother

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-area teenager will face a judge for the first time in the butcher knife slayings of his mother and younger brother a day after police say they celebrated his 16th birthday.

Adrian Navarro-Canales is due Monday in Henderson Justice Court.

He’s being prosecuted as an adult in the double slaying that came to light when Henderson police found the bodies of Elvira Canales-Gomez and 9-year-old Cesar Navarro on Sept. 20 in the bathroom of their apartment.

Police say the mom had multiple stab wounds and a knife in her chest. The boy was stabbed once in the chest.

Navarro-Canales was sought for several days in the U.S. and along the Mexican border before he was found last week at a food court on the Las Vegas Strip. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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