Man convicted of killing woman, child sentenced to 20 years

LYONS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who admitted to killing his girlfriend and her toddler son and burying their bodies on a western New York farm has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Alberto Reyes pleaded guilty on Sept. 11 to two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of Selena Hidalgo-Calderon and her 14-month-old son Owen.

The woman and child were declared missing in May 2018. Over 1,000 people were involved in the search. Their bodies were eventually found buried on a farm in Sodus where she and Reyes worked and lived together.

At first, Reyes claimed the woman was already dead when he found her. He said he buried her body because he was afraid of being blamed.

Reyes was sentenced in Wayne County on Thursday.

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