On September 9, a business owner discovered the dead bodies of three young boys, ages 8 to 12, in a car across the street from Dolores Huerta Elementary School in Los Angeles.
The three boys had been stabbed to death and were drenched in blood. The boys’ father, Luis Fuentes, was in the front seat–still alive, but also suffering from multiple stab wounds. A bloody knife was discovered in the front seat as well.
According to KTLA, the father was hospitalized and in stable condition Wednesday night. Fuentes is suspected of killing the three boys.
The businessman who found them, John Sorrentino, said that when he walked up on the car the eyes of one of the boys were still open and he was looking at the boy “face to face.” He said the boy “had blood all over him.”
Police did not release the boys’ names but relatives who gathered for a memorial identified them as “Alex, Juan and Luis.” The boys’ biological mother died a few years ago and they had been living with their father, stepmother, and another younger sibling.
KRON 4 reports that Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck described the stabbings as “horrific incidents…that have scarred not only a community but the first responders that have to handle them.”
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