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Police: Man stabs 2 children to death then commits suicide

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FALCON, Colo. -- A community left in shock after a 1-year-old and 3-year-old are stabbed to death near Falcon, northeast of Colorado Springs.

The children's mother returned home from the grocery store to find her 18-month-old daughter dead, and her young son and boyfriend suffering from stab wounds.

Both of them later died. Police say the boyfriend, 22-year-old Ethan Courrau is responsible for what happened. They also say he is not the father of the two children.

"It just shocked me because you know what is it that a couple of kids that could possibly have done to deserve what they got," says neighbor Patrick Rhue.

Neighbors say the mother and her kids had been living with the suspect in a trailer on her parents' horse ranch.

Police say the incident occurred around 11 p.m. on Wednesday.