A man involved in a bitter custody battle murdered his three children in a Baltimore hotel yesterday afternoon, then called the front desk to report it, the Baltimore Sun reports. Police still aren’t sure how Mark Castillo killed the children, aged 6, 4, and 2; there was no evidence of stabbing or gunshot wounds.
Castillo called the front desk at 1:15pm, saying he had killed his children and was considering harming himself. When police arrived, he bore minor self-inflicted cuts; he was treated at a hospital and taken in for questioning. Police say Castillo had “some history” of domestic abuse, and his ex-wife filed an emergency motion to deny him visitation rights last summer.