September 1, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say they've arrested a Las Vegas-area teenager accused in the stabbing deaths of his mother and 9-year-old brother last week.
Henderson police issued a statement saying 16-year-old Adrian Navarro-Canales was found sitting in an open-air food court near the Las Vegas Strip and taken into custody late Wednesday morning.
Police found Elvira Canales-Gomez and 9-year-old Cesar Navarro dead Friday in a bloody bathroom in the suburban apartment where they celebrated Navarro-Canales' birthday just days earlier.
Police say Navarro-Canales dropped out of high school last November, and his cousin told police the teen has said he wanted to return to Mexico.
Navarro-Canales was first sought as a possible victim, then named Monday in a murder warrant.
Henderson police investigators think the killings happened Sept. 17.