Mom Shot Her Sister and Baby Niece Dead Out of Jealousy, Prosecutors Say

Fresno County Sheriff’s Office

A California woman accused of fatally shooting her sister and baby niece carried out the murders because she was jealous that her own kids were being overshadowed, prosecutors say.

Yanelly Solorio-Rivera, 18, and her 3-week-old baby, Celine Solorio-Rivera, were shot dead at their home in Fresno on the morning of Sept. 24. Yanelly’s sister—22-year-old Yarelly Solorio-Rivera—has been charged with carrying out the killings along with her boyfriend, Martin Arroyo-Morales, 26. The pair could face the death penalty if convicted.

According to court documents reviewed by the Fresno Bee, Chief Deputy District Attorney Deborah Miller filed a motion Monday asking for the pair to be held without bail following their arrest on Nov. 9. The document details how Yarelly Solorio-Rivera allegedly initially attempted to direct detectives toward other suspects before ultimately admitting to carrying out the killings herself.

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