Orozco gets life in prison for 2002 triple murder
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A Mexican national convicted in the 2002 shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her two young sons has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison.
The Idaho Statesman reports Jorge Alberto Lopez-Orozco was sentenced Monday by 4th District Judge Timothy Hansen on three counts of first-degree murder.
The bodies of Rebecca Ramirez and two of her children were found in August 2002 in a burned car in the desert south of Mountain Home. Orozco was captured in Mexico in October 2009 and returned to Idaho.
Elmore County prosecutors say Orozco killed Ramirez and her boys because she found out he was married and was going to leave him.
Orozco argued someone else shot at his car and killed Ramirez and her children after he ran away.