Woman sentenced for 2018 deadly Sioux City stabbing

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – A woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder has been sentenced.

Melissa Camargo-Flores, 22, of Dakota City, Nebraska, appeared in Woodbury County District Court Thursday and was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the April 2018 stabbing death of Kenia Alvarez-Flores, 24. She must serve a mandatory 35 years before being eligible for parole.

Camargo-Flores was convicted of killing Alvarez-Flores, 24, in Sioux City at the 1200 block of West 14th Street on the morning of April 8, 2018. Camargo-Flores reportedly waited outside the house of victim Alverez-Flores’ house– before stabbing her multiple times, resulting in her death. 

Court documents say Camargo-Flores admitted to the stabbing. She told investigators she’d been involved in a relationship with the victim’s boyfriend.

Two victim impact statements were read, one by the mother and a combined statement by the brother and sister.

“You just took a life away, for why? Was it just for fun or out of jealousy? Or maybe because you are a mean person deep down inside. I don’t understand the reason why, but she was loved by many, especially by the ones that knew her the most,” read one victim impact statement.

Camargo-Flores was also ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to the victim’s family, but the judge conceded that it was unlikely that she would be able to pay due to the length of her sentence.


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