Sparks police say a 24-year-old man is in custody, charged with the deaths of two people in a gruesome stabbing Friday afternoon.
Justin Ouimet was arrested late Friday for the deaths of 62-year-old Lana Stone and two-year-old Connor Lawrence.
Police say the toddler’s mother arrived from work at her home on "I" Street and found the bodies. Stone had been babysitting the boy. There was also a small fire in the home.
Police quickly determined they needed to find Ouimet, the mother's estranged husband. They tracked him down in Hidden Valley and questioned him. He's now charged with two counts of murder with a deadly weapon, arson, and other charges.
Police say Ouimet has confessed, and they found evidence linking him to the killings. They have not released information about a possible motive.
The community has already begun to mourn the loss of the two killed in the home. A makeshift memorial has formed outside the home on "I" Street, with neighbors and friends placing flowers and candles outside the home.