RENÉE C. BYER/rbyer@sacbee.com

Don Hatfield plays with his grandchildren, Alex, now 11 months, and Eva, 5, at their home in Napa in March. On Wednesday, a mediation session in El Dorado Superior Court decided Hatfield could keep custody of the two children, plus a third sibling, Ariel, 3. Their mom was slain in February and their father charged.

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