: News

Filed Under:

Father Pleads Guilty In Children's Deaths

Play associated audio

A man from Rockville has pleaded guilty to drowning his three young children in a Baltimore hotel bathtub.

Prosecutors say Mark Castillo pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in Baltimore Circuit Court. Castillo was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences without parole. Castillo's attorneys previously contended that he was not criminally responsible, Maryland's version of an insanity plea.

In a taped interview with police played in court last week, Castillo calmly described how he drowned six-year-old Anthony, four-year-old Austin and two-year-old Athena. The 43-year-old has a history of mental illness and had been involved in a custody dispute with his former wife.

The court made a referral to Patuxent Institution, a treatment center in Jessup for mentally ill inmates.

Meymo Lyons reports...

NPR

A 24-Year-Old Designed A Self-Driving Minibus; Maker Built It In Weeks

What if cars weren't mass produced? Local Motors, a small-batch auto manufacturer, relies on an online design community and a "co-creation" business model to bring new vehicles to market, really fast.
WAMU 88.5

How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

WAMU 88.5

Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

NPR

A 24-Year-Old Designed A Self-Driving Minibus; Maker Built It In Weeks

What if cars weren't mass produced? Local Motors, a small-batch auto manufacturer, relies on an online design community and a "co-creation" business model to bring new vehicles to market, really fast.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.