Mother arrested for stabbing her two toddlers and infant to death
Called her mother-in-law earlier, said she was “going crazy.”
By Brownie Marie
Three children were stabbed to death yesterday, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies suspect the children’s mother killed them.
30-year-old Carol Coronado was arrested Tuesday in the deaths of her three daughters, who were three years old, two years old, and two months old.Authorities were called to the 1000 block of West 223rd St. near Meyler in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles yesterday at 5:20 p.m.
“We did find the babies inside the residence,” Lt. Dave Coleman told the Daily Breeze. The girls were pronounced dead at the scene.
Allegedly, Coronado stabbed the children to death with a kitchen knife, then tried to cut her own wrists. She was discovered in a pool of blood in a bedroom with her daughters by her mother-in-law. A neighbor, Ashley Madrid, said the children’s father was working on his car across the street from the home when his girls were discovered.
Madrid said he was visibly distraught upon hearing the news.
“I saw when they were bringing him out,” she told the Daily Breeze. “He was crying. He was crying, ‘She killed my daughters!'”
Madrid also said that the mother-in-law screamed “Oh my God!” and showed the neighbor the kitchen knife on the lawn.
Coronado was removed from the home naked, and was wrapped in a blanket before being put in a police car. Madrid told reporters that Coronado, covered in blood, was eventually put in an ambulance.
“She was full of blood on her face and arms,” the neighbor said.
The mother was taken to the hospital before being transported to the Carson Sheriff’s Station and booked on murder charges.
Madrid reported that Coronado called her mother-in-law early Tuesday, and said that she was going crazy.