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September trial set for teen accused of killing mother, brother

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Adrian Navarro-Canales, the 16-year-old accused of killing his mom and brother, appears before Judge Gibson at the Henderson Justice Court, Monday Sept. 30, 2013.

Adrian Navarro-Canales Hearing

Adrian Navarro-Canales, the 16-year-old accused of killing his mom and brother, appears before Judge Gibson at the Henderson Justice Court, Monday Sept. 30, 2013. Launch slideshow »

A trial date has been set for the 16-year-old accused of killing his mother and 9-year-old brother.

Adrian Navarro-Canales is accused of stabbing and killing his mother, 40-year-old Elvira Canales-Gomez, and brother, Cesar Navarro. He has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder with a deadly weapon.

On Tuesday, Clark County District Judge Valorie Vega scheduled the teen’s trial for Sept. 22, 2014.

Henderson Police discovered Canales-Gomez's and Navarro's bodies Sept. 20 in the bathroom of their apartment at the Summit at Sunridge, in the 11000 block of South Eastern Avenue, three days after authorities allege Navarro-Canales stabbed them.

Navarro-Canales was not home when police entered the apartment. The discovery set off a six-day search for Navarro-Canales that ended Sept. 25 when police found him at an open-air food court on the Las Vegas Strip, near Tropicana Avenue.

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