A personal trainer has been arrested following the beheading of his two children at his home.
At the Los Angeles home, a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were found dead US State of California, Friday (Local time), the LA Times reported.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived at 8 a.m. (local time) and found two children dead in separate rooms after a gas leak was reported on the property.
Police said they suffered “stab wounds and stab wounds” as the local mayor described the injuries as “very brutal.”
The children’s father, Maurice Taylor SR, 34, was arrested and released on $ 2.7 million bail on suspicion of murder.
It is not clear how long the children died before they were found. Police said their deaths were not believed to have been caused by a gas leak.
Two uninjured children were at home when the team arrived and took them to the hospital for checks. An adult woman was also at home at the time.
Mr Taylor’s clients described him as a kind and hard worker, which further increased distrust of the deaths of the two children.
“Think of the best person you know, and then multiply it by five. He worked very hard to support himself. Unfortunately, we do not know what happened or what did not happen,” lawyer and client Howard Kern told the LA Times.
Another client, Mr Taylor, described working over the distance due to the corona virus and describing him as “very reliable, very responsive and thin”.
The injured children have been taken to the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), the release said.
None of the children had previously contacted DCFS and received no previous calls regarding their welfare.
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