Weather Alerts

Sentencing for Man Convicted of Three Perry Killings

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa  --  A Dallas County jury convicted a man of three counts of murder on Tuesday afternoon.

Carlos Hernandez-Ventura, 25, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison. He was arrested in October after police discovered the bodies of three people. Police say he murdered all three with a machete.

Hernandez-Ventura claimed he was ordered to carry out the killings by the estranged husband of one of the victims.