Children Murdered by their Parents in Custody Disputes

Man Drowns 3 Kids in Hotel Bathtub In Baltimore, Maryland, 41-year-old Mark Castillo apparently drowned his 3 young children in a bathtub at Inner Harbor Hotel. He was involved in a custody dispute with his estranged wife at the time. Court documents say he confessed to killing Anthony, 6, Austin, 4, and Athena, age two, in March. He pleaded not criminally responsible. (USA Today, 5-20-2008, 6A) … Continue reading →

Parents Murdering Their Children To Punish A Spouse or Former Lover

Father Kills Kids to Punish His Ex Thirty-eight-year-old Everett George, a former corrections officer, was sentenced to life in prison for killing his two children. He apparently murdered the kids – one of them a toddler who was in her high chair when she was shot – to punish his ex-wife for seeing another man. (USA Today, 11-25-2008, p. 3A) Microwaving Your Baby In Dayton, Ohio, 28-year-old China Arnold was sentenced to life in prison without parole for burning her … Continue reading →

Dad Throws Four Kids Off Bridge

1-9-08 Upset after getting into a fight with his wife, 37-year-old Lam Luong did the unthinkable. He got in the car and drove his four young children, ranging in ages from 4 months to 3 years, to the Dauphin Island Bridge on the Alabama coastline. He then got out and lined the children up alongside the railing. One by one, he tossed the youngsters over the 80-foot bridge into the icy waters below, sometime on Monday morning. Mr. Luong originally … Continue reading →

Bloody Girl Dropped Off At Church

10-12-2007 On a Friday morning in mid-October, a man dropped off his  daughter at an Arlington church. The 3-year-old girl was covered in blood, but uninjured. (At least physically). Church staff took the child in and called police after hearing the man say that he had committed a crime at his house. Police later found the body of his estranged wife, along with the  man’s  step children – A thirteen-year-old girl and ten-year-old boy. Police cornered the suspect in his … Continue reading →

Father Kills His Children After Domestic Violence Complaint

7-15-07 Police found 42-year-old Eric Robinson dead Sunday night, after searching for him on a domestic violence complaint made by his wife. Sadly, they also discovered the bodies of his 3 children, who had apparently been shot to death by Robinson before he turned the gun on himself and took his own life. Robinson had been estranged from his wife at the time of the incident. He was found shot-to-death in the Montgomery, Alabama house where his wife lived with … Continue reading →