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Father hangs his 2 young children to take revenge against their mother

By Mason White 1:59 PM March 5, 2015
Gabriel Armandariz with Gatlin and Luke 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A father was arrested, charged and convicted of murder after hanging his two young children as an act of revenge against their mother, prosecutors in Texas said.

32-year-old Gabriel Armandariz of Graham, was convicted of murder in connection with fatally strangling his 6-month-old son, Luke, and his 2-year-old son, Gatlin, at the family home.

He hid their bodies in a crawl space under the house.

Armandariz sent Lauren Smith, the mother of the two children, a text message, showing a photograph of Lucas hanging from the roof of a closet with a green belt wrapped around his neck.

Armandariz killed his children because he wanted to take revenge against their mother. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.