Double Murder Suspect Appears in Court

The Chester man suspected of killing his former girlfriend and her boyfriends this past weekend was formally charged with two-counts of murder Tuesday in Plumas County Superior Court.

Shackled at the waist and ankles, Carrillo appeared before a judge in Quincy. His court-appointed attorney asked for and was granted a continuance of the arraignment to June 4th when Carillo is expected to enter a plea.

According to complaint filed by the Plumas County Sheriff's office, investigators say Carillo, sometime between late Saturday and early Sunday, stabbed to death Jennifer Carrigan and Steven Daniel Furtado, both 18. They were found dead Sunday by Carrigan's mother at a house in Chester.

The judge Tuesday refused Carrillo's request for $1 million bail. Because this is a double murder, Carrillo does face the possibility of the death penalty, according to the Plumas County District Attorney's office.