Accused killer reindicted

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Mauricicio Cumbrera, the man accused of killing his wife and step-daughter could now face the death penalty after he was reindicted on Thursday.

Originally, Cumbrera was indicted on two second-degree murder charges for the murders of his wife, Anna Trahan, and step-daughter, Julia Ann Landry, in September near Sulphur.

But on Thursday, the Calcasieu Grand Jury reindicted Cumbrera on two counts of first-degree murder, raising the possibility that the state could seek the death penalty in the case.

There's no official word that prosecutors will seek the death penalty.

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