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California mom arrested in killing of 3 tiny girls


TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A grandmother arrived at a dilapidated home on a busy Southern California street to visit her daughter and three grandchildren, only to find the girls' small, blood-covered bodies neatly arranged on a bed.

Neighbors and authorities say the woman frantically ran outside, throwing a bloody knife to the ground and told the girls' father, who was working on a car, that his wife had gone crazy and killed all the kids. Then she called 911.

"'Oh my God, oh my God,'" he screamed after learning his daughters were dead, said next-door neighbor Veronica Ruiz, who watched the aftermath unfold.

Authorities said 30-year-old Carol Coronado remained hospitalized and in custody Wednesday after being taken from the grisly scene Tuesday afternoon covered in blood and naked under a blanket, with multiple self-inflicted stab and slice wounds.

She's expected to be arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of her daughters, who were 2 years, 16 months and 2 months old, after she is released from the hospital, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman said.

"The babies were on the bed," Coleman said. "And not in a haphazard fashion, they were placed on the bed, so how and where they were killed, we're going to have to figure that out."

Investigators were reviewing Coronado's medical records and her service in the military. She joined the Army after high school but only spent a few months in the service before being released due to an injury, Coleman said.

Multiple knives were taken from the scene, including the knife the grandmother threw on the ground, which was believed to be the one used to stab the girls to death.

Authorities said the grandmother, whose name was not released by authorities, had come to the home near Torrance to visit after receiving a call from her daughter. Coleman said detectives believe the stabbings likely occurred just before the grandmother arrived to visit.

Coleman said investigators don't believe there were prior calls for deputies to visit the home, but he stressed that it was still early in the investigation.

On Wednesday, the home in the working class neighborhood was quiet except for reporters and photographers who crowded the fenced-off area to get a look at a yard piled high with junk and a small residence that appeared to be a converted garage or shed, with a red and green "Seasons Greetings" sign hanging from it.

Ruiz's son, 15-year-old Jesus Renteria, said the grandmother told him and his mother that Coronado was overwhelmed.


Mother Arrested After 3 Young Daughters Found Stabbed To Death

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Chickiepoo May 21 2014 at 12:08 PM

FROM "msn".....
" Madrid said the children's grandmother told her that the woman had called earlier in the day and said that she was going crazy. "

Even tho the mother has made NO "statement" YET..... Based on others trying to use "post partum depression" as a defense for killing children....

I would guess the thing to LEARN from this IS:

IF someone calls and tells you "they are going crazy" AND have given birth recently....

TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY.........and THEN go get ALL the children and pets
OUT of the HOUSE.....

Poor little babies............~*sigh*~.....

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savan1014 May 21 2014 at 12:02 PM

Satan is alive and well and steadily gaining ground. But in the end he will be the loser and I am sad to say all the souls he converted. These sweet babies are now sitting at the right hand of God and I hope their family finds the peace and comfort that they so desperately need during this time.

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Grey Warlock May 21 2014 at 12:04 PM

If the mother did this she is safe in California. We don't execute murderers, we only execute unborn babies.

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palmejn May 21 2014 at 12:04 PM

The use of Birth Control would have sparred these little girls a horrible death. All the freebies in the world mean nothing if they are not used. The ACLU should get its head out of the -------- and realize there IS a time and place where forced steriization is needed.

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kimcrdr May 21 2014 at 11:57 AM

This world is just full of outright SICK SICK people, may these 3 babies RIP!!

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Brenda kimcrdr May 21 2014 at 12:21 PM

I began ripping on the mother immediately, then I remembered that Christ said "blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy." The mother is a deeply troubled soul. I mean, c'mon, covered in blood with nothing but a blanket around her? No mother in her right mind could ever do this to her little ones. I hope the babies did not suffer. They are now in the hands of a loving God where they can never be hurt again.

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sumyr47 May 21 2014 at 12:04 PM

well she should be done the same way the kids were done.or put to death in a few days and not years.quiet spending taxes payers money and just put them to death

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Bitch May 21 2014 at 12:03 PM

RIP sweet babies.

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sistanine May 21 2014 at 12:05 PM

Little babies!!! They never had a fighting chance!!! never had a chance of Life!! They were innocent!!!! This sick woman deserves to be put away for GOOD OR WHAT EVER ELSE IS COMING TO HER!!!!!!!!! MAX!!!

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roscopike sistanine May 21 2014 at 12:32 PM

They should of had you for a mother cutie!

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Rob sistanine May 21 2014 at 12:48 PM

Let's remember those words the next time the subject of abortion comes up.

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greatbirdusa May 21 2014 at 12:09 PM

This type of abortion should not be allowed - even by Liberals..!

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Debra Roller May 21 2014 at 1:41 PM

Just last night. I made a 2 hour trip to my daughter just to help her in anyway I could because she said, "Im at my witts end" . In my opinion if family were there for their children, and if people opened their eyes, these tragedies wouldn't happen near as often, When people try to communicate their needs, we tend to think, well.. she is just venting, Well TAKE THE WORDS SERIOUSLY!!!!!! Someone cries out.. no matter how softly.. TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY!!!!!!! Words have meanings.. They are not just spoken because... My daughter who just had a baby... I tucked her and baby in,, both resting.. and then drove the two hours home.. Today.. Both mommy and Baby are fine. Mommie is rested and calm... TAKE NOTE!!! USE INTUITION, AND LOVE THOSE AROUND YOU!!!!

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rozenm1005 Debra Roller May 22 2014 at 4:05 PM

You're a good mom, so, no doubt, your daughter will follow suit! God bless you...

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BETTE Debra Roller May 23 2014 at 6:57 AM

and whats up with the father who "was outside working on a car???"

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