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Cops: Father killed son, 9, with hatchet

(Sacramento Bee) The boy allegedly killed in a horrific hatchet attack in Natomas on Tuesday night has been identified as 9-year-old Matthew Hernandez.

Sacramento police allege that the boy’s father, Phillip Raymond Hernandez, 36, is responsible. He was arrested on suspicion of murder after the boy was found with fatal blunt force trauma in the Natomas home they shared with Matthew’s 12-year-old brother and an elderly woman, according to police.

Sacramento police said it is unclear what led Hernandez to harm his child.