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

(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.

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May 21, 2014 2:39 PM CDT
Has a certain percentage of humanity always been this demented and evil or do we just get the impression that people are worse now because of our instant access to news such as this? That is a question I so often ask myself when I see news stories like this. If humanity has always been this way I am curious to know the percentage. I wage to guess that the equation has always been equal for at least a few thousand years since civilizations began.
May 21, 2014 1:42 PM CDT
its a terrible story and such a huge loss for everyone concerned.
May 21, 2014 1:34 PM CDT
I doubt she will get much time behind bars...... they will turn her into a victim and request leniency because she is a woman. She is a murderer and should be given the death penalty.