Wyandotte County man sentenced in murder of woman, 2 children

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Posted at 2:47 PM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 22:21:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Wyandotte County man has been sentenced to more than a dozen years in prison and life without parole in connection to the deaths of a woman and her two children.

The Wyandotte County District Attorney’s office announced on Tuesday that Ismael Caballero will serve out the 176-month sentence in the Kansas Department of Corrections for the 2019 murder of Yazmin Rodriquez-Santillan. He also was sentenced to life with parole for the murders of Amerikha and Jeancarlo Rodriguez.

Caballero was charged in January 2020 with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of arson after Rodriguez-Santillan and her children were found dead in their home while first responders were battling a fire at Rodriguez’s residence.

He pleaded guilty to capital murder of Amerikha and Jeancarlo Rodriguez; second-degree murder of Rodriguez-Santillan and arson.

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