Suspect in double murder held in custody until trial

Suspect in double murder held in custody until trial

From the Las Vegas Optic

The man accused of killing his girlfriend and her grandfather while streaming portions live on Facebook will remain in custody until trial. He has also been charged as a felon in possession of a firearm.

Alejandro Alirez — identified in some court records as Alejandro Sanchez-Alirez — was arrested Nov. 8 following a standoff at a home in the 400 block of Peggy Lee Lane. Police allege 23-year-old Alirez shot and killed Cristal Cervantes, 33, and her grandfather Victor Cervantes, 89, according to New Mexico State Police. Alirez also streamed portions of the slayings on Facebook Live.

Prosecutors filed a motion Nov. 12 to hold Alirez without bond until trial, and during a hearing Tuesday, District Court Judge Gerald Baca ordered Alirez held.