A Rock Valley Iowa man has been given 75 years in prison for killing his grandfather and burning his home.
20-year-old Santos Rodriguez Jr. pleaded guilty Monday in Sioux County District Court to arson and second-degree murder after prosecutors lowered the homicide charge from first-degree murder.
Prosecutors say Rodriguez stabbed 84-year-old Luis Luevanos in his Rock Valley home on October 29th and set the man’s house on fire.
Rodriguez was later arrested in Utah.
Investigators say Rodriguez admitted during a police interview to stabbing his grandfather and setting the fire.