Father Accused in Son’s Murder Identified

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A 36-year-old man is under arrest, accused of killing his son in the middle of the night.

Investigators say Phillip Hernandez is responsible for the death of his son, who found inside the family’s Natomas home.

Officers were called to the home after two emergency calls around midnight. The nine-year-old boy was found dead, and had trauma to his head.

Hernandez was found a short time later wandering in the area.

“It’s just horrific, some of the detectives are having a hard time, and more importantly the family is just devastated. So we’re dealing with them, and getting them the resources they need,” said the investigator outside the home.

At this time, there has been no indication of any motive in the death. Hernandez was booked into the Sacramento jail for the charge of murder.

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