Douglas County prosecutors have charged a Council Bluffs man with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the drug-related deaths of an Omaha man and his two sons.
Anthony D. Davis, 34, also was charged in a warrant with three counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony.
He is the second suspect arrested in connection with the fatal shootings of Miguel Avalos, 44, Jose Avalos, 16, and Miguel Avalos Jr., 18. The three were shot inside their home near Ninth and Bancroft Streets early July 9.
Tiaotta S. Clairday, 27, of Council Bluffs, was booked Friday into the Douglas County Corrections Center on suspicion of being an accessory to a felony. Davis was taken into custody Saturday.
Bond was set Monday at $500,000, or 10 percent at $50,000, for Clairday.
On the day of the slayings, prosecutors said, Clairday drove around one of the suspects. She later lied to police about her involvement in the case and what the suspect said to her.
Her mother attended the hearing, but declined to speak to reporters.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said his office might ask for the death penalty against Davis because of aggravated circumstances. Kleine did not detail what happened inside the Avalos home, but the case appeared to be drug-related.
He also said the investigation into the deaths continues.
“I would expect that there's a potential for other people to be charged,” he said.
Davis is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.
Davis was charged with attempted murder at age 16 for shooting an 18-year-old Council Bluffs man in the hip and side outside the man's home.
Davis pleaded guilty to lesser charges and was sentenced in 1995 to 10 years in prison.
He was also sentenced in 2002 in Pottawattamie County to two years in prison for tampering with a witness or juror.