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Murder suspect competent for trial
by Joshua H. Silavent
Feb 23, 2011 | 3922 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Justin Ouimet
Justin Ouimet
SPARKS — The man suspected of killing a young boy and elderly woman in September 2010 at a house on I Street was ruled competent to stand trial on Wednesday following a psychological evaluation.

Public defenders for Justin Ouimet had filed a petition to withdraw the competency evaluation, but the Nevada Supreme Court denied that motion earlier this month.

Ouimet is charged with the murders of Connor Lawrence, 2, and Lana Stone, 62, the son and grandmother of his estranged wife, Danielle Lawrence, inside the home at 320 I St. on Sept. 17. Sparks police have said that Ouimet has confessed to the killings.

Lawrence discovered the bodies of her son and grandmother upon returning to the home a short time after the murders occurred. Ouimet was arrested at his home in Hidden Valley later that day.

Though not the biological father of Connor, Ouimet has been described as his “dad” by family members. Lawrence filed for divorce from Ouimet just days before the killings.

The case now has been remanded to the Sparks Justice Court for prosecution.

Marc Picker is representing Ouimet, Deputy District Attorney Kelli Anne Viloria is the lead prosecutor and Judge Kevin Higgins will preside over the case at the Sparks Justice Court.
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