Mother arrested in slayings of 3 children in Reseda was embroiled in custody dispute

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A woman arrested in connection with the slaying of her three children at their San Fernando Valley apartment was embroiled in a tense child custody dispute, according to the children’s father and court documents.

Liliana Carrillo, 30, was arrested Saturday in Tulare County after fleeing the scene and leading law enforcement officers on a long-distance chase in which she allegedly carjacked a pickup truck in Bakersfield, authorities said.

Liliana Carrillo, 30, appears in a photo released by LAPD via Twitter on April 10, 2021. Police have described her as a person of interest in the fatal stabbing of three children in Reseda.
Liliana Carrillo, 30, appears in a photo released by LAPD via Twitter on April 10, 2021. Police have described her as a person of interest in the fatal stabbing of three children in Reseda.

The children’s grandmother had called police earlier after she discovered the children — ages 3, 2 and 6 months — dead at their apartment complex in Reseda and their mother gone, authorities said. Initial reports indicated the children had been stabbed, but authorities have not confirmed a cause of death.

Erik Denton, the father of the children — two girls and a boy — sought custody of them on March 1, according to Tulare County family court documents online.

Read the full story at LATimes.com.

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