California mom found naked in bed with her three dead children

"She was full of blood on her face and arms," a neighbor said of Carol Coronado.
By Matt Bradwell  |  May 21, 2014 at 8:40 AM
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TORRANCE, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- A California woman was arrested Tuesday after being found naked in bed with a knife and her three dead daughters. 30-year-old Carol Coronado was in the process of trying to kill herself as well when her mother walked in on the horrific scene.

According to neighbor Ashley Madrid, Coronado's husband was outside working on his car when his mother-in-law discovered Coronado holding a knife surrounded by her dead children. Police were called shortly after 5 p.m. and quickly arrived on the scene.

"I saw when they were bringing him out," Madrid told local reporters. "He was crying. He was crying, 'She killed my daughters!' "

The girls were reportedly ages 3, 2, and 2-months-old.

Wrapped in nothing but a blanket, Coronado was first placed in a police car before being moved to an ambulance for care.

"She was full of blood on her face and arms," Madrid said.

Police have not yet confirmed witness reports that the children appeared to be stabbed and Coronado had attempted to kill herself. She is currently being held on suspicion of murder; the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department expects to formally charge her shortly.

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