The Latest: the officials of the School: Children killed loved sport

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Latest on the slaughter of four people in Sacramento (all times are local):

4:30 pm

Sacramento school officials say that the two brothers killed, along with their mother and another woman were fifth and eighth graders who loved sports.

Sacramento City Unified Board President Jay Hansen and Superintendent Jose Banda said in a statement Sunday that the 11-year-old Alvin Vasquez loved basketball.

The fifth grader had recently transferred from John Cabrillo elementary School to Sutterville elementary School.

They say that his sister, the 14-year-old Mia Vasquez, was a goalie on her school soccer team. She was an eight-grader at Sam Brannan Middle School.

Hansen and Banda say the crisis team counselors will be at the three schools on Monday to help children cope with the loss.


12:40 pm

A former colleague says a California woman who was murdered, along with her two children had issues with her husband “as in a relationship.”

Sheila Stewart says the couple “had split in the past”, but they had never heard about physical abuse.

Coroner’s officials said Sunday that the victims, a 45-year-old Angelique Vasquez; her 14-year-old daughter Mia Vasquez; her 11-year-old son Alvin Vasquez; and the 21-year-old Ashley Coleman.

Stewart says that she heard about Angelique Vasquez the dead by a colleague in the human resources of California Employment Development Department.

The man arrested in connection with the murders, Salvador Vasquez-Oliva, also worked for the state agency. But the police have not yet commented on his relationship with the victim or a possible motive.

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