Mark Castillo

ABOUT THIS STORY |  One Sunday afternoon in 2008, Mark Castillo called down to the front desk of the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, the hotel in which he had been staying, to report that he had killed his three children. Castillo would later tell police that he drowned each of them in the hotel bathtub, then tried to kill kimself. He pled guilty to three counts of murder on Oct. 14, 2009, and was sentenced to three life terms without the possibility of parole.

Mark Castillo
Mark Castillo, right, is charged with the murder of his children, from top, Anthony, Austin and Athena. (Castillo photograph courtesy; childrens' photo courtesy AP/Amy Castillo.)

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After asking to read from the Bible and assuring a judge that he is sane, a Montgomery County man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to life in prison for drowning his three young children, one by one, in a Baltimore hotel bathtub last year.
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DROWNING DEATHS: Father Undergoing Psychological Evaluation (Post, May 31, 2008)
Not-Guilty Plea in Drownings: Mental State at Issue for Man Accused of Killing Children (Post, May 20, 2008)
MARYLAND HOUSE OF DELEGATES: Domestic Violence Bills Languish on Judiciary Panel (Post, May 11, 2008)
MONTGOMERY COUNTY: Worried Mother's Calls Handled Properly, Police Say; Children Later Found Dead (Post, April 29, 2008)
Deaths of 3 Children Test Md. Legal System: Judges Let Father Keep Visitation Rights (Post, April 6, 2008)
Mother of Slain Children Questions Court System: Md. Woman Voiced Worries About Husband (Post, April 4, 2008)
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Slaying Suspect's Wife Warned of Risk to Children: Md. Courts Found Insufficient Threat (Post, April 1, 2008)
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