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Details on search warrants related to two young homicide victims


MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Police expect to have enough evidence to recommend charges against David Hoem in connection with the deaths of his girlfriend's two young children, 3-year-old Kemaury and 4-year-old Kevin McArthur.

The boys were found dead in Hoem's car last Wednesday.

The search warrant released Monday shows police searched for evidence inside Hoem's car for guns, bullets and shell casings. None were found.

The search warrant shows hours before the murder, the children's mother, Denise McGee told police about a 4th of July incident against Hoem involving a knife. The search warrant also shows she said Hoem had put a gun to her head on three separate occasions within the past two months.

While reporting this to police, the biological father handed over the children to Hoem, without the mother's knowledge.

Hours later, police found the children's bodies inside Hoem's car on Madison's east side.

Police found children's clothes and toys inside, according to the search warrant.

Hoem's DNA has also been taken by investigators.

"The information they needed to put this case together, they're getting that information. Both the forensic leads they were working on and then talking with additional witnesses, " said Madison Police spokesman Joel DeSpain.

The search warrant also says the boy's mother kept a .38 caliber pistol inside the apartment she shared with Hoem. Police did not locate it.

Madison Police expect to hand over the case to the Dane County District Attorney's office by sometime next week, and then the district attorney will decide if and what charges to file.

The Dane County Medical Examiner's office hasn't released how the brothers were killed, only saying it was death by homicidal violence.

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