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Dad was in hospital while mom killed kids, herself

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Investigators mill about the scene after three bodies were found in a Mountain's Edge home. (April 19, 2013/FOX5) Investigators mill about the scene after three bodies were found in a Mountain's Edge home. (April 19, 2013/FOX5)
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.

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