Attorney General Jon Bruning today announced Dominick Dubray, 26, of Alliance was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment for the murders of Catalina “Cathy” Chavez, 22, and Mike Loutzenhiser, 42. In addition, he was sentenced to 30 to 40 years each for two counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony. He was found guilty of the charges in October 2012.
“The violent deaths of Cathy Chavez and her father were the horrific result of domestic abuse,” said Bruning. “Today’s sentences ensure Mr. Dubray pays the price for taking these lives. We will continue to vigorously prosecute perpetrators of domestic violence in hopes of avoiding tragedies like these.”
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.
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.