Killer dad jailed for 78 years after murdering his three sons

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Luiz Fuentes has been jailed for stabbing his three sons to death in California.

The 38-year-old was sentenced to 78 years at Los Angeles County Superior Court today.

He admitted three charges of first-degree murder, the LA County District Attorney's Office said.

Fuentes killed his kids in the back of his SUV after parking it on 32nd Street in the city.

The killer was found with multiple stab wounds inside the vehicle on the morning of Sept. 9, 2015.

His sons — Luis, 10, Juan, 9, and Alexander, 8 — were dead in the back seat, according to KTLA.

Fuentes had suffered from depression after his wife, mother to the boys, died of a brain aneurysm in 2008, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Multiple calls of alleged abuse were made to the LA County Department of Children and Family Services in 2010.

But officials could only verify one accusation. Fuentes and his kids were supervised for 12 months.

The supervision was ended by a court in 2011 despite him not completing the grief counselling sessions he'd been ordered to take.

Four years later Fuentes killed his kids and officials are now probing whether abuse allegations made against him were investigated sufficiently.

Fuentes is now being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, awaiting transfer to a state prison.

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