SPARKS, NV - District Attorney Dick Gammick filed his intention to seek the death penalty Friday morning for accused double-murderer Justin Ouimet.
Justin Ouimet, 24, is in court for the gruesome stabbing deaths of his wife's 2-year-old son, Connor Lawrence and the boy's 62-year-old great-grandmother, Lana Stone.
Ouimet was arraigned in District Court earlier this week and invoked his right to a speedy trial. The trial is set to commence May 2.
It happened September 17, 2010 when police say the toddler’s mother arrived from work at her home on "I" Street and found the bodies of her son and grandmother. 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 charged with two counts of murder with a deadly weapon, arson, and other charges.
Police say Ouimet confessed at the time of the murders, and they found evidence linking him to the killings.