It was described s a scene from a horror film as a young mother was escorted from her home covered in blood and clothed in a sheet. She was being escorted by officers who confiscated several knives from the scene. Three baby girls ranging from ages 2 months old to 3 years old were killed at the hands of their mother, 30-year-old Carol Coronado, in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.
Carol Coronado called the police after killing her children. When officers arrived, "they were met by family members who told the deputies that a mother had killed her children," according to a Sheriff's Department statement. She was naked, and she was huddled nearby the bodies of the young girls still holding a knife.
Ashley Madrid, a neighbor and several other bystanders have stated that Carol Coronado was "full of blood on her face and arms." When Coronado was taken into custody she was transported to a local hospital before being booked under the suspicion of murder. She is not cooperating with authorities according to police.
The grandmother of the deceased girls made a statement sating that Carol had called her earlier in the day saying that she felt like she was "going crazy." She claims that the father of the girls was doing some work on his car, and he was across the street when Coronado's mother in law found her and the three dead girls in "a pool of blood on a bed."
Madrid said,"I saw him when they were bringing him out, and he was crying saying 'She killed my daughter's'!" There have been no reports on the outcome of the questioning of the children's father. The investigations are still ongoing, and more information will be released as it becomes available.
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