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Trial in killing of Iowa mother, 2 children again delayed

The trial for a man charged with killing a Des Moines mother and her two young children has again been delayed.

Posted: Jan 9, 2020 8:08 PM

The trial for a man charged with killing a Des Moines mother and her two young children has again been delayed.

Television station KCCI reports that a judge on Thursday agreed to push the trial date for Marvin Escobar-Orellana to April 27 after both sides requested more time to prepare for trial.

Escobar-Orellana's trial had been had been set to begin on Jan. 27. Escobar-Orellana is charged with three counts of first-degree murder after police say he fatally shot 29-year-old Rossibeth Flores-Rodriguez, her 11-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son on July 16 in a Des Moines home.

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