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Father wanted in June deaths of 3 children in custody

Updated Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 | 1:24 p.m.

Shane J. Gouailhardou

Shane J. Gouailhardou

The father accused of child neglect and murder in the deaths of three children earlier this year is in custody.

Clark County Detention Center records show Shane J. Gouailhardou was booked into jail Sunday. His bond is $600,000.

An indictment handed up Tuesday in Clark County District Court charged Gouailhardou and Amy Hatzenpiller, also known as Amy Hatzenfiller, each with three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of child abuse, neglect or endangerment with substantial bodily harm in the June 15 deaths of David Gouailhardou, 2, Skylar Lafia, 2, and Aryana Lafia, 1. The children died in a fire at the Van’s Trailer Oasis mobile home park, 3610 Las Vegas Boulevard North.

Detention center records did not list Hatzenpiller in custody as of 1 p.m. Monday.

Shane Gouailhardou is the father of David Gouailhardou; Hatzenpiller is the mother of Skylar and Aryana Lafia.

The indictment says Hatzenpiller and Shane Gouailhardou had ingested methamphetamine on the day in question and were “too impaired to care for” the children when the “fire started in and engulfed their home.” The mobile home, the indictment noted, did not have fire extinguishers, smoke detectors or other fire-supression devices, and had limited means of escape.

Hatzenpiller and Shane Gouailhardou had moved their family into the mobile home less than a week before the fire.

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