A Kansas man who killed his estranged girlfriend and her two children before setting their house on fire was sentenced to life in prison without parole

KANSAS – According to the court documents, his name is Ismael Caballero and he was sentenced to 14.5 years in prison in the Dec. 30, 2019 death of 32-year-old Yazmin Rodriguez-Santillan, of Kansas City, Kansas.

Caballero was given the life sentence for the deaths of 14-year-old Amerikha Rodriguez and 10-year-old Jeancarlo Rodriguez.

He pleaded guilty to capital murder for the children’s deaths, second-degree murder for their mother’s killing and arson for burning their home.

Prosecutors said he killed Yazmin first, then returned to the home to kill the children to prevent them from testifying against him.

He then set the house on fire to destroy evidence.