In Brownsville, TX , Thursday, dozens of mourners turnded out to remember the three children killed by their parents.
The mourners offered prayers and songs for the victims.
The children's funeral will be held Saturday.
Their mother and her common-law husband remain in custody each facing three charges of capital murder.
Records show Child Protective Services had investigated the family last year.
C-P-S said the couple had made progress, found housing and the case was closed in december.