Kansas man accused of setting fire that killed estranged girlfriend and two kids now charged with capital murder

A man charged with setting a fire that killed his estranged girlfriend and two of her children in Kansas has now been charged with capital murder.

Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree announced the upgraded charges Wednesday against Ismael Caballero in their deaths in Kansas City, Kansas.  He is now charged with capital murder, second-degree murder and arson.

Prosecutors allege Caballero set the December 30th fire that killed 32-year-old Yazmine Rodriguez-Santilla, 14-year-old Amerikha Rodriguez and 10-year-old Jean Carlos Rodriguez.

Dupree says the upgraded charges allow him to consider seeking the death penalty but he has not yet made that decision.

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