September 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police say a husband had been hospitalized following his own suicide attempt days before a Las Vegas mother killed her two children and herself at a southwest Las Vegas home.
Police Capt. Chris Jones said Tuesday that Christopher Serra was a patient in a Las Vegas medical facility when 40-year-old Hae Chong Serra stabbed her two children inside their Wolf Pack Lane home and then turned the knife on herself.
The Clark County coroner classified the deaths of 11-year-old Hope Stream Serra and 9-year-old Cory Yoon Serra as homicides.
Hae Chong Serra's death was ruled a suicide.
Jones says it appears marital troubles preceded 39-year-old Christopher Serra's suicide attempt on Wednesday.
Police found the mom and two children dead Friday afternoon at the home in the Mountain's Edge community.