Man Accused of Killing Son with Hatchet Appears Bloodied in Court

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Family members of Matthew Hernandez packed a Sacramento courtroom and openly wept Friday.

Matthew’s father, Phillip Hernandez, appeared bloodied up as he entered the room. Hernandez is accused to murdering 9-year-old Matthew with a hatchet.

Hernandez was seen with a large gash on his forehead in court.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sergeant Jason Ramos told FOX40 that the injuries were self-inflicted by Hernandez while he was in custody at the county’s main jail.

Investigators say Hernandez allegedly broke through a sliding glass door Wednesday and attacked Matthew as he slept on the couch. Matthew’s great-grandmother tried to stop the attack but was knocked out of the way, according to police.

The judged continued Hernandez’s arraignment to March 14.

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  • familycourt

    Sacramento Family Court has serious problems that have been documented by Sacramento Family Court News. The mother in this case has said the judge was biased against her. Instead of making a ruling based on the law, the judge made a ruling based on personal bias. A recipe for problems.

  • lillyanna_sosa

    Phillip hernandez god has a special place for you…
    My heart goes out to the boys family…