COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man police say strangled a woman and her young daughter in the Post Falls apartment he shared with them has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
A 1st District Court judge also on Wednesday set bail at $2 million for 24-year-old Angel Albertico Morales-Larranaga.
Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh says Morales-Larranaga took his own two children away from the apartment and then returned and killed Facunda Velenzuelaleon and 5-year-old Dayanna M. Valencia.
Investigators say they believe Morales-Larranaga was married to Velenzuelaleon but was not the girl's father.
Police took Morales-Larranaga into custody Tuesday after a friend reported he talked about strangling the woman and child earlier that day.
Morales-Larranaga appeared at the court hearing via video feed sitting next to his court-appointed attorney.
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