California mother given three life sentences for murder of three young daughters

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Three little girls were found apparently stabbed to death at a home in Torrance, Calif., on May 20, 2014. (Photo: KTLA via Facebook)

TORRANCE, Calif.  — A 32-year-old California mother will serve three life sentences in prison for the murder of her three young daughters, KTLA reports.

Carol Ann Coronado, of Torrance, was convicted on Nov. 30, 2015, of first-degree murder of 2-year-old Sophia, 16-month-old Yazmine and 2-month-old Xenia, according to a District Attorney’s office news release.


Facebook photo of Carol Coronado, 30, who killed her three young daughters at the family’s home in Torrance, Calif., on May 20, 2014. (Photo via KTLA)

The killings took place on May 20, 2014, at a home in the 1000 block of West 223rd Street that Coronado shared with the children and her husband. The girls’ bodies were discovered by their grandmother.

Deputies tell KTLA they found the children lying in pools of blood on a bed with their mother, who was naked and holding a kitchen knife. Coronado reportedly tried to harm herself, but was taken into custody.

She had initially pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, but a judge later ruled that she was sane at the time of the killings.

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