A Carmichael man has been arrested by Sacramento County sheriff's detectives for allegedly trying to kill his two children.
Deputies were dispatched to 38-year-old Charles Lee Ewers' home in the 5000 block of North Avenue about 9 p.m. Saturday when the children's custodial parent reported their father had not returned the children from a child visitation, according to the sheriff's department. Deputies reported no one answered the home's front door but they could hear a car engine running in the garage so they forced the garage door open.
Officers found the children, ages 8 and 10, in the car's backseat. They were semi-conscious with serious physical injuries, deputies said. Ewers was in the front seat. All three were transported to a local hospital.
The children were described as in serious but stable condition.