L.A. area mother arrested in deaths of her 3 young kids

L.A. area mother arrested in deaths of her 3 young kids

Credit: CBS Los Angeles

Scene outside home near Torrance, Calif. where, authorities say, a mother killed her 3 young children on May 20, 2014

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by CBS News

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Posted on May 21, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 21 at 7:24 AM

TORRANCE, Calif. -- A mother was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of killing her three young daughters, the youngest only 2 months old, authorities said.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called to an unincorporated area near this Los Angeles suburb shortly after 5 p.m., a Sheriff's Department statement said.

"When they arrived, they were met by family members who told the deputies that a mother had killed her children," the statement said.

Deputies found three girls, a 3-year-old, 2-year-old and 2-month-old. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

"The deputies were directed to the house by the grandmother," sheriff's homicide Lt. Dave Coleman told the Daily Breeze of Torrance. "We did find the babies inside the residence."

Carol Coronado, 30, was arrested on suspicion of murder, taken to a hospital for examination and then to a sheriff's station for booking. Authorities say she made no statement.

Investigators tell CBS Los Angeles they recovered murder weapons at the home. They haven't said what those weapons are or how the children were killed, though neighbors say they were told the children were stabbed to death.

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