FRESNO, Calif. — A California lady and her boyfriend had been charged Monday with the homicide of her 18-year-old sister and 3-week-old niece who had been shot of their Fresno residence out of jealousy and sibling rivalry in September, authorities stated.
Yarelly Solorio-Rivera, 22, and Martin Arroyo-Morales, 26, had been every charged with two counts of homicide and a particular circumstance of a number of murders within the Sept. 24 killings of Yanelly Solorio-Rivera and her child, Celine, Fresno County District Legal professional’s Workplace stated in an announcement.
Yarelly Solorio-Rivera additionally was charged with two enhancements of “private and intentional discharge of a firearm inflicting dying.”
She and her boyfriend allegedly agreed to kill her sister and she or he fired a 9mm handgun a number of instances as her sister and niece slept, killing them each, prosecutors stated.
It wasn’t instantly recognized if Solorio-Rivera and Arroyo-Morales have retained attorneys who might communicate on their behalf. They’re scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.
Fresno police arrested the couple final week and they’re being held on the Fresno County Jail on a $2 million bond.
Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama stated after the arrests that when officers arrived they discovered Yanelly Solorio-Rivera shot to dying in her mattress along with her child Celine in her arms. He stated that the motive was jealousy and sibling rivalry.
“The homicide scene was traumatic for all officers, detectives, EMS personnel, and crime scene technicians who responded to the scene,” he stated.
He stated detectives recovered surveillance video of a person leaving the house in a rural a part of Fresno who later was recognized as Arroyo-Morales, who Balderram described as a “verified gang member.”
If convicted of all costs, they face life with out the potential for parole or the dying penalty.
“The District Legal professional’s Workplace is presently conducting the mandatory evaluation on whether or not to hunt the dying penalty and can make an announcement on that call at a later date,” officers stated.