Spectrum News is following new developments, as we learn more about the violent past of a man accused of killing two women in Utica earlier this week.

Naythen Aubain faces two counts of first-degree murder; one of the counts is for the death of his own grandmother.

Aubain was referred to mental health court last spring.

Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara says he was accused of strangling his grandmother back then.

Mcnamara says aubain was making weekly appearances in the court when the murders allegedly happened.

Aubain will undergo a mental evaluation before the next step is decided in the double-murder case.