L.A. County Sheriff: 3 children dead, mother suspected of murder

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(CNN) — A mom in Southern California is facing murder charges after her three daughters were found dead in their Torrance-area home, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

The children’s ages range from 2 months to 3 years.

Family members told sheriff’s deputies that the mother, 30-year-old Carol Coronado, had killed her children.

CNN affiliate KTLA reported that the children were found lying in a pool of blood on a bed with their mother. She was naked and holding a knife, investigators told KTLA.

The discovery was made by Coronado’s mother, who had stopped by to visit her granddaughters, the affiliate said.

Coronado was arrested and taken to a local hospital for examination before being taken to the sheriff’s station in Carson for booking, a sheriff’s statement said.

CNN’s Sonya Hamasaki contributed to this report


  • Kurt Thomas

    Perfect candidate for capital punishment. Child killers, for whatever reason, are the lowest of scum and do not deserve life. Sickening.

  • Teddy Bobe Gaud Acosta

    I am tired of hearing POST DAMMIT DEPRESSION,if you can pick up a knife, to kill them you can pick up the phone to call police mom sister doctor who ever.someone to help you, am sure her hubby or boyfriend was leaving or left her, BOTTOM LINE Go straight to jail do not pass go do not collect 200 dollars DEATH PENALTY sounds like a plan

    • Melissa

      Exactly! You don’t murder 3 innocent children who depended on you for care, love and protection because you are depressed. And if you do, then you must pay for it. No excuses and there is no justification.

  • Maggie

    In the U.S Post Partum Depression is considered a MEDICAL ISSUE. Guess what? Most mothers in the U.S don’t have access to reliable healthcare. Guess what? Even when women do reach out for help to health care practitioners, it is usually not taken very seriously. What I am tired of, are people like you guys, that contribute to the problem, rather than helping to alleviate it. Do ANY of you volunteer? Make donations to programs that support new moms? Support a local food bank? Make donations to a breastfeeding support group? Any early years center volunteers? Put your time and energy into supporting moms, rather than condemning then and the world will be a better place for it.

    • Melissa

      So I guess your “boo-hoo poor depressed girl” statement means she should be set free and not pay for murdering 3 innocent beautiful children. All because she was “depressed”. Yes? WRONG MISSY! Many, MANY PEOPLE are depressed, and don’t resort to the cold-blooded murder of their children or anyone else for that matter.

  • Angie

    So are u saying because she MIGHT NOT have insurance and is depressed,its ok for her to MURDER HER 3 CHILDREN?She took the lives of 3 babies away,For Good. But that’s alright,cut her sum slack cuz she was depressed with no help? She coulda called 911 and said she’s depressed n freaking out and was gonna hurt her babies.They would have helped HER AND THE KIDS. SMH.


    Go t jail never get out! how could he do that depressed or not 3 beautiful lives gone for good! why didnt she get the help she so badly needed we have phones she should have used one…… UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!

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