Charges were brought against Yarelly Solorio-Rivera and Martin Arroyo-Morales on Monday by the District Attorney’s office in Fresno County.
They are charged with killing Yanelly Solorio-Rivera, who was 18, and her 3-week-old daughter, Celine.
The murders took place on September 24 in the couple’s southwest Fresno residence.
Yarelly is Arroyo-Morales’ girlfriend, and Yarelly is Yanelly’s older sister. On November 9th, police located and apprehended the two suspects.
On Monday, prosecutors said they suspect Yarelly was the shooter whose gun murdered her sister and infant niece.
Each of Yarelly and Arroyo-Morales faced two counts of murder in addition to the unusual circumstance of numerous deaths.
Yarelly is being charged with two counts of “personal and intentional discharge of a firearm causing death.”
Yarelly Solorio-Rivera and Martin Arroyo-Morales risk the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole if they are found guilty of all accusations against them.
The District Attorney’s Office is currently reviewing the case and will announce its decision regarding whether or not to pursue the death sentence at a later date.
On November 15, Solorio-Rivera and Arroyo-Morales will have their arraignment.