Mother Arrested After 3 Young Daughters Murdered

Victims in Southern California were 2 months to 3 years

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted May 21, 2014 12:16 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police in Southern California say a mother killed her three daughters—ages 2 months to 3 years—inside the family home, reports the Los Angeles Times. Carol Coronado, 30, allegedly stabbed the girls as her husband worked outside on his car and then tried to kill herself, reports the Daily Breeze. Coronado's mother found her daughter and the girls on a bed inside the home and called police, says a neighbor of the home near Torrance.

Deputies "were met by family members who told the deputies that a mother had killed her children,” says the sheriff's office. Deputies brought a naked Coronado from the home and covered her in a blanket. Coronado's mother said her daughter had called her earlier that day and "said she was going crazy," according to the neighbor quoted by the Daily Breeze. Deputies planned to book Coronado on suspicion of murder.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies block off the scene of a triple homicide.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies block off the scene of a triple homicide.   (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Steve McCrank)
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