According to The Times Herald, accused murderer Luckenson Desrivieres may be facing death by lethal injection if he is convicted for for the murders of 23-year-old Marc Winchell Estiverne and 26-year-old Shamara Hill.
Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Samantha Cauffman reportedly filed the notice of intent to seek the death penalty against the defendant on Monday.
The bodies of Estiverne and Hill were discovered in a rooming house on the 1200 block of Arch Street on June 17 of this year. Both victims had been stabbed stabbed numerous times. Desrivieres was quickly linked to the crime and a month-long manhunt ended with is capture nearly a month later. He was found hiding under a box in the basement of a home in Irvington, New Jersey.
Prosecutors say the death penalty is warranted in this case because Desrivieres "committed the killings in the perpetration of the felony offense of robbery," according to court records.
Desrivieres, a native of Haiti, is being charged with first-, second- and third-degree murder, robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, possession of an instrument of crime and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. He is scheduled to be arraigned today in Montgomery County court.
Read more about the case here.
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