Police identify New Year's morning homicide suspect

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Police identify New Year's morning homicide suspect

By Sasha Loftis. CREATED Jan 9, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police have announced a felony search warrant for the suspect in a south side New Year's morning double homicide.

Michael D. Leday, 28, is the suspect in the murders of 47-year-old Cindy Burnett and 32-year-old Patrick Balbastro, police said.

Burnett and Balbastro died and a 43-year-old woman clings to life after a driver hit all three of them with his car in the 2200 block of East Sunland Vista, a neighborhood known as The Vistas, according to officers. 

This happened in the early morning hours of January 1.

He faces two counts of first degree murder, according to detectives. Other charges could be filed, depending on the condition of the third victim, who is now hospitalized.

If you have any information, please call 911 or 88-CRIME.