A young Alliance man will serve the rest of his life in prison.
26-year-old Dominick Dubray, convicted in the murders of his live-in girlfriend, 22-year-old Catalina “Cathy” Chavez, and her stepfather, 42-year-old Mike Loutzenhiser, has been sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment. He also has been sentenced to 30 to 40 years each for two counts of the use of a weapon to commit a felony.
A Box Butte County jury found Dubray guilty in October in the stabbing deaths of Chavez and Loutzenhiser.
“The violent deaths of Cathy Chavez and her father were the horrific result of domestic abuse,” Attorney General Jon Bruning said in a written statement released by his office. “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.”
Authorities found Chavez and Loutzenhiser dead of multiple stab wounds in February in the home Dubray and Chavez shared. Dubray also suffered stab wounds and claimed he had received them defending himself during an attack.