Kansas man sentenced to life for killing woman, 2 children


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who killed his estranged girlfriend and her two children and then set their house on fire has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Ismael Caballero was sentenced Tuesday for the deaths of 32-year-old Yazmin Rodriguez-Santillan and her two children, 14-year-old Amerikha Rodriguez and 10-year-old Jeancarlo Rodriguez, of Kansas City, Kansas in December 2019.

He was given a life sentence for the deaths of the children and another 14.5 years for Rodriguez-Santillan’s death.

Prosecutors said he killed the woman, then returned to kill the children to prevent them from testifying against him. He then set the house on fire.

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