Crime & Justice

Los Angeles County mom charged with killing 3 daughters

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A mother has been charged with stabbing to death her three young daughters, whose bloody bodies were found on a bed at her Southern California home.

Los Angeles County prosecutors say 30-year-old Carol Coronado was charged Friday with three counts of murder and with a count of attempted murder for allegedly trying to kill her mother.

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The charges carry special allegations that make her eligible for the death penalty but prosecutors haven't decided yet whether to seek it.

Coronado has been hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds since Tuesday when sheriff's deputies were sent to a home at an unincorporated area near Torrance.

Their grandmother discovered the bodies of the three girls, ages 2, 16 months and 2 months.

There's no word on a motive for the killings.