Double homicide trial begins

By Candace Chapman

Double homicide trial begins

January 13, 2014 Updated Jan 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM EDT

Montrose, PA (WBNG Binghamton) The trial for a man charged in connection with the shooting deaths of two men in February 2012 started in Susquehanna County Court.

Lloyd Thomas, 47, of Hallstead is charged with two counts of criminal homicide.

Pennsylvania State Police said Thomas admitted to shooting Gilberto Alvarez, 28, and Joshua Rogers, 30 of New Milford.

Their bodies were found in the area of Pine Ayre Road in Great Bend Twp. near Thomas family property.

Thomas told investigators the men showed up at his home and he reacted to a situation in self-defense.