Sun coverage: 3 children drowned at hotel

Coverage of the deaths of three young children who were drowned in a bathtub at Baltimore's Marriott Hotel on March 29, 2008. The children's father, Mark Castillo, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three life terms without parole.

October 15, 2009

Castillo pleads guilty in killings of his 3 children

The odd and tragic case of Mark Castillo took another erratic turn Wednesday, when the 43-year-old father abruptly pleaded guilty to drowning his three young children in a city hotel bathtub, carefully timing their submersion with a stopwatch.

October 9, 2009

Jury selection for Castillo has difficult opening

Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda K. Heard knew it would be difficult to find a panel of jurors who hadn't heard about the case of Mark Castillo, who is charged with murder in the drowning deaths of his three children at an Inner Harbor hotel last year.

October 8, 2009

Tape of confession played in father's drowning of 3 children

Mark Castillo and his three children spent the day downtown, at the Maryland Science Center, before he checked into the Marriott Inner Harbor hotel at Camden Yards about 5 p.m. March 29, 2008, according to a statement he gave police at Maryland Shock Trauma Center a day later.

March 31, 2008

3 children killed at city hotel

A Montgomery County father engaged in a custody battle brought his three children to an Inner Harbor hotel and apparently killed them yesterday, Baltimore police said.

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