Attorney General Jon Bruning today announced Dominick Dubray, 26, of Alliance was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder and two counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony. The conviction stemmed from the murders of Catalina “Cathy” Chavez, 22, and Mike Loutzenhiser, 42. Each first degree murder count carries a mandatory life sentence.
“Mr. Dubray threatened to kill Ms. Chavez if she ever tried to leave him,” said Bruning. “Unfortunately, he followed through on that grave promise. Today’s conviction ensures he will pay the price for taking the lives of Cathy Chavez and her father.”
Dubray was charged with the crimes in February 2012 after the victims were found dead in the home shared by Dubray and Chavez. Both victims had suffered multiple stab wounds.
Sentencing is scheduled for December 1, 2012.
Assistant Attorneys General Jeff Gaertig and Matt Lierman handled the case with the aid of Attorney General’s Office investigators Bill Black, Kerry Crosby and Pat Mason.