Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Alvin Huggins (age 34), of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty today to second degree murder for the May 26, 2015 stabbing murder of his girlfriend and mother of his two children Yanira Flores. Under the terms of the plea, Huggins was sentenced to 60 years with 50 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation.
Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove that on May 26, 2015, Huggins stabbed Flores in the chest during an argument. Their two children – ages four and six were home at the time of the stabbing.
"Yanira's family tried to get her to recognize that Alvin Huggins was dangerous and that she needed to escape his hold over her. They did their best to get her away from him, but they never imagined he would kill Yanira in cold blood while their children were at home," said Attorney General Kilmartin. "Now, because of his murderous actions, a family is broken and two children are left to grow up without their mother."
Woonsocket Police Detective Matt Richardson led the investigation and Assistant Attorney General Daniel Guglielmo prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.