Father is arrested for ‘beating to death his sons – aged three, seven and eight – to get back at their mother after they had an argument’ in Mexico
- Luis Alfredo, 26, allegedly killed his three sons on Saturday before fleeing
- The brutal murders took place in Hidalgo after an argument with Alfredo’s wife
- Alfredo was arrested after his own father told police he had confessed
A man has been arrested in northern Mexico for allegedly beating to death his three sons in order to get back at the children’s mother, prosecutors said Sunday.
The boys were aged 3, 7 and 8 and the killings allegedly took place after a physical argument with his wife in Hidalgo.
The alleged killer, Luis Alfredo, 26, then took revenge on his wife by slaughtering their children before fleeing, investigators said.
Luis Alfredo (pictured), 26, has been arrested in northern Mexico for allegedly beating to death his three sons in order to get back at the children’s mother
The deaths occurred in the north-central state of Hidalgo on Saturday.
After the brutal deaths, the suspect called his own father to tell him what he had done and the boys’ grandfather informed the police.
The suspect apparently fled to Sonora, but was quickly detained there and returned to Hidalgo to face charges.
Prosecutors said the man had an argument with the boys’ mother and killed the kids ‘in order to cause her great pain.’
On Sunday, the Sonora Ministerial Criminal Investigation Agency delivered him to the Hidalgo authorities at the airport
‘Apparently in revenge against his wife, he killed his sons,’ the office said in a statement.
On Sunday, the Sonora Ministerial Criminal Investigation Agency delivered him to the Hidalgo authorities at the airport.
He was then returned to Pachuca where he was charged with aggravated homicide.
Before he was arrested, many were campaigning on social media to find the alleged killer, offering large rewards for his return.