Iowa man gets life sentences for killing woman, 2 children

Posted at 10:58 AM, Feb 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-26 11:58:46-05

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison for killing a woman and her two children.

The Des Moines Register reports that prosecutor Kevin Hathaway told a Polk County district judge Friday that the murder of Rosibeth Flores-Rodriguez was “horrific,” but the murders of her two children were worse.

Judge David Porter sentenced Marvin Esquivel Lopez, 34, to consecutive life sentences in the 2019 deaths of the 29-year-old mother and 11-year-old Grecia Daniela Alvarado-Flores and 5-year-old Ever Jose Mejia-Flores.

Esquivel Lopez was convicted in January of shooting the mother during an argument in his Des Moines home, then killing her children.

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