Grandmother stabs daughter and grandchildren, killing toddler

California police say a grandmother stabbed her daughter and grandchildren on Monday, killing a toddler.

Nicole Darrington-Clark, 43, allegedly attacked the two girls Monday after stabbing their mother multiple times in the face, according to

After she briefly went on the run, police found her asleep in her car early Tuesday morning.

Neighbor Tim Hill told KCBS that finding the family of four all covered in blood was one of the worst things he has ever seen.

Hill said he saw the grandmother charging down his apartment complex stairs with a bloody carving knife in her hand.

"I just noticed her with a knife, she had blood over her blouse," Hill told KCBS. "The knife was bloody, and then her daughter was bloody, even more bloody... and that's when I pushed her away saying, 'You're not coming in my apartment.'"

Hill said the mother of the girls was begging for help

"She was hysterical, saying, 'Go get my babies. Go get my babies. She's gonna kill my babies,'" he told the station.

Hill said Darrington-Clark fled the scene as soon as he mentioned police.

Security footage taken just moments after the attack shoes Darrington-Clark escaping in her car. Hill said that Darrginton-Clark is homeless and lives in her car.

Police arrived on the scene and found Darrington-Clark's 18-month-old granddaughter dead. The child's 5-year-old sister and mother were seriously inured, and they were rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition, according to KCBS.

Darrington-Clark has a violent criminal history. In 2005, she pleaded guilty to attempted murder after stabbing her son and pushing her daughter out of a moving car.

She was ruled insane and sent to a mental health facility until she was released in 2010.