- Advertisement -
AppsEntertainmentMother says she killed her three children

Mother says she killed her three children

-

- Advertisment -spot_img


A woman suspected of killing her three children in Los Angeles said she did it to protect them from abuse.

On Thursday Liliana Carrillo, 30, granted a jailhouse interview to NBC affiliate KGET in Bakersfield, California, where she is being held after she was arrested on suspicion of carjacking the day her children’s bodies were discovered by their grandmother.

The children, Joanna, 3; Terry, 2; and Sierra, 6 months, were found the morning of April 10 in an apartment in the Reseda section of Los Angeles. Carrillo fled and was captured later that day after carjacking a motorist in Kern County, authorities said.

Liliana Carillo spoke to KGET after her arrest on suspicion of killing her children in Reseda, Calif., on April 17, 2021.via KGET

Asked what happened to the children, she told KGET, “I drowned them.”

“I wasn’t about to hand my children off to be further abused,” she said.

Police initially said the children were stabbed, and the Los Angeles County coroner has not said whether drowning was involved.

Carrillo pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the carjacking, attempting carjacking and taking a vehicle with the owner’s consent, said her public defender, Lexi Blythe, by email.

Carrillo is being held on $2 million bail, along with an additional bail restriction, according to Kern County Sheriff’s Office records.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has not charged her in the deaths of her children, and a spokesman did not immediately respond Saturday to a request for information.

Carrillo’s claim that her children were being abused counters their father’s narrative outlined in custody records filed by Erik Denton on March 1 in Tulare County.

The request for custody claimed Carrillo was delusional and refused to tell him where she was keeping the children.

Denton tried to get the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services and the LAPD to intervene because he believed Carrillo suffered from psychosis and was keeping the children away from him somewhere in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Denton asked police to take her in for a psychiatric evaluation, the Times reported, and the LAPD has launched an internal investigation into how it handled Denton’s request for help.

Children and family services tried to contact Carrillo, the Times reported, citing records that a social worker tried to visit her but no one answered the door.

Denton had been scheduled to visit the children the day after they were found dead, court records show.

“I didn’t want them to be further abused,” Carrillo told KGET.

She said she killed the three “softly.”

“I hugged them and I kissed them,” she said. “And I was apologizing the whole time. I promised I would protect them.”

The Associated Press contributed.




LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Retailers — and their customers — are divided on maskless shopping

The latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on masks has left retailers — and...

Biden tells Netanyahu U.S. supports ceasefire as Israel, Hamas tensions escalate

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and the vaccination in the East Room at...

One arrested in connection with wildfire raging in western Los Angeles

One man has been arrested in connection with a roaring brushfire that has vexed Southern California first responders...

AT&T announces $43 billion deal to merge WarnerMedia with Discovery

Telecom giant AT&T announced Monday a deal to combine its content unit WarnerMedia with Discovery, paving the way...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

Opinion | The cicadas are coming and bringing an important message about time with them

The cicadas are coming any day now. Neighbors are talking. Garden centers are selling netting. Kids and other...

Governments are deploying ‘wartime-like’ efforts to win the global semiconductor race

Integrated circuits on a circuit board.filonmar | E+ | Getty ImagesTiny pieces of silicon with intricate circuits on...

Must read

- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you