CHP: Man accused of killing daughters near Sacramento was recently arrested in Merced County

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- New information is coming out in the case of a Sacramento man accused of killing his three children and another man Monday before turning the gun on himself.

Authorities say David Fidel Mora-Rojas was arrested for assaulting a peace officer and DUI in Merced County last week.

A CHP report shows he was speeding before going off the road and getting stuck in a muddy field near Los Banos on February 22.

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He then allegedly hit an officer while resisting arrest and later assaulted an emergency worker while being evaluated at the hospital.

"Mr. Rojas was not going along with the program and you could tell he was under the influence," said Officer Shannon Stiers with CHP Los Banos.

Mora-Rojas was booked into the Merced County jail, but it's unclear how long he was there.

Investigators say the 39-year-old murdered his three daughters at a church just east of Sacramento during a court-ordered visit.

The children have been identified as 13-year-old Samia Mora-Gutierrez, 9-year-old Samarah Mora-Gutierrez, and 10-year-old Samantha Mora-Gutierrez.

The man killed was Nathaniel Kong, an executive at the church who was the chaperone for their visit with their father, David Mora-Rojas.

The girls' mother has had a restraining order against their father for nearly a year.

Our ABC affiliate in Sacramento reports Kong, the man who was killed Monday night while chaperoning, served that order on behalf of the children's mother last April.

If you are the victim of domestic abuse, or you know someone who is, there is help available 24/7. In Fresno County, call the Marjaree Mason Center at (559) 233-4357. In all other locations, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233.
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