Police: Father Drowned 3 Children Found Dead in Baltimore Hotel Room

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Baltimore (AP) Baltimore police say a father has confessed to drowning his three children in a hotel bathtub.

The city police commissioner says Mark Castillo of Rockville, Maryland, will be charged after he's released from the hospital. He's being treated for self-inflicted cuts on his neck.

Authorities say the motive for the children's deaths remains unclear. But Castillo was supposed to have returned the children to their mother Saturday evening. Court records indicate that Castillo and his wife had disputes over their marriage and the children.

Police say the children were 6, 4 and 2 years old.

Police were called to the hotel yesterday after the front desk received a call from Castillo saying he'd killed the children and was going to commit suicide.

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