A man who was declared dead in Mississippi 1994, but surfaced in 2010 as a suspect in the deaths of his Las Vegas girlfriend and her daughter, wants a judge to dismiss his indictment.
Thomas Steven Sanders is facing the death penalty in the kidnapping death of 12-year-old Lexis Roberts, whose body was found in Catahoula Parish, La., in October 2010. Her mother's body was found later in Arizona.
Sanders is charged in the child's death in U.S. District Court Alexandria, La.
Sanders' lawyer says in a court filing Wednesday that he's charged with two counts that could lead to the death penalty, but both counts arise from the same circumstances.
They want the indictment dismissed, or for prosecutors to choose just one of the two counts to pursue.
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