WICHITA, Kansas – Luis Alvarado-Meraz made his first court appearance Wednesday where he was formally charged with capital murder.
Alternative charges for Alvarado-Meraz are two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Lucero Rodriquez and his brother, Manny Alvarado-Meraz.
Dan Dillon said that capital murder takes into account the whole crime, and not just the individual crimes.
Luis was arrested on January 14th. Police were called to the scene around midnight to check on the welfare of residents at the apartment after family members had reportedly received text messages that made them worry about the residents. They found 24-year-old Manuel Alvarado-Meraz and his 22-year-old wife, Lucero Rodriguez, with multiple gunshot wounds.
Luis Alvarado-Meraz bond was set at $1 million. Police and court records do not indicate a motive for the deaths.