Prosecutors have added a charge of robbery with a deadly weapon against Victor Veliz, the 18-year-old accused of shooting to death his friend’s parents Sept. 30.
Veliz and Timothy Chester, also 18, are accused of conspiring to kill Chester’s parents.
They are both charged with two counts each of murder with a deadly weapon and one count each of conspiracy to commit murder and burglary in connection with the double slaying. Chester is also charged with robbery with a deadly weapon.
The two are being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center for the slaying of Thomas and Carla Chester, who were found shot to death in their east valley mobile home. Carla Chester was also stabbed.
Authorities said Timothy Chester plotted the deaths and had Veliz, his best friend, carry out the killings.
Veliz has publicly said that Chester threatened him with death if he didn’t participate in the plan.
Originally only Chester was charged with robbery with a deadly weapon for stealing his parents’ car after the slaying. But prosecutors reasoned they both should be charged with robbery because the car was stolen as part of the shooting.
An amended complaint was filed in Justice of the Peace Eric Goodman’s court this morning.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Nov. 17.
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