A Guatemalan man has been charged with shooting and killing an Iowa woman and her two children after the man and woman got into a fight inside a home.
According to CBS News, Marvin Oswaldo Escobar-Orellana, who has been deported from the U.S. twice, was working in Des Moines as a roofer. His family, Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez and her two children, had been living together in the same condo.
A witness told police that Escobar-Orellana and Flores-Rodriguez, who had previously met in Honduras, got into an argument. Escobar-Orellana then shot and killed the mother of two, and proceeded to go inside the home and kill Flores-Rodriguez’s children; an 11-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy.
Escobar-Orellana told police that Flores-Rodriguez killed her children and he shot her in self-defense.
He has been deported twice before, once in 2010 and again in 2011. Both times Escobar-Orellana was caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico southern border.
ICE has filed a detainer and arrest warrant for the murder suspect.
Along with the charges in the murder case, Escobar-Orellana could face 20 years in prison for felony re-entry.
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