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Fresno police blame sibling rivalry and jealousy for the shocking murders of an 18-year-old mother and her 3-week-old daughter in September. Nearly seven weeks later, investigators arrested the victim’s older sister and the sister’s boyfriend.
Yanelly Solorio-Rivera was shot to death as she slept in her bed with her three-week-old daughter, Celine. The shooter also killed Celine. More than five weeks later, police had made no arrests when they released surveillance video of a possible suspect.
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Loved ones remember teen mother and baby killed in southwest Fresno shooting When investigators identified him, they realized they spoke with one of the suspected killers at the southwest Fresno home where the mother and son were killed. “And that’s when the lies, deception and bad intentions surrounding this case began to unravel,” Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama said.
Police say the guy in the surveillance video is Martin Arroyo-Morales. His girlfriend is Yarelly Solorio-Rivera, Yanelly’s 22-year-old sister. Chief Balderrama says the couple broke down under questioning from detectives. They confessed to the crime and led detectives to the location of the murder weapon,” Balderrama said.
The chief says that Solorio-Rivera was full of jealousy towards her little sister. He says that Arroyo-Morales is a validated gang member. Together, he tells who planned the murders and how to get away with it. This was their plan all along and they thought it worked until it started to fall apart,” Balderrama said.
Police say the couple showed no remorse even after confessing. Prosecutors say they will file a double murder case against both suspects and the charges will include the special circumstances that they committed multiple murders. “The special circumstances of the murder carry a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole and the possibility of the death penalty,”
Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp said. Both suspects are in jail on bail set at $2 million. They are expected in court on Monday for their arraignment.