Manuel Vela was in court Wednesday for an arraignment. There was no plea deal and a doctor was assigned to the case.
Vela confessed to murdering his girlfriend and unborn child after leading police on a pursuit. His girlfriend, Katrina Rivera, had gone missing days before.
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Vela has been charged with two counts of first degree murder, recklessly evading a peace officer, and resisting an executive officer.
Vela will be back in court on January 20 for a competency hearing. He is being held on no bail.
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