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Woman arrested after fatal stabbing of 3 children in LA, stole Good Samaritan's truck near Delano

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Apr 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-10 23:38:51-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A 30-year-old mother was taken into custody in the Ponderosa area of Tulare County Saturday afternoon, after three of her children were found stabbed to death in an apartment in Reseda, Los Angeles, at about 9:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

According to an LAPD Twitter post, Liliana Carillo, the mother, is the only suspect and reportedly stole a vehicle in the Bakersfield area.

23ABC confirmed with Delano Police Corporal Joe Madrigal that the alleged carjacking occurred along Highway 65, about 10 miles outside of Delano.

According to Madrigal, California Highway Patrol officers notified DPD at about 11:39 a.m. that a woman believed to be Carillo crashed her vehicle along Hwy 65, when a Good Samaratin in a Silver Toyota truck pulled over to help Carillo out.

Carillo then ran into the Good Samaratin's car and was having difficulty starting the truck at first, but when the Good Samartin got closer to truck, the key fob was close enough for Carillo to start it and take off.

An LAPD Twitter post shortly after 1 p.m. stated Carillo "might be driving in a stolen Silver Toyota pickup license J258T0.

Carillo was taken into custody shortly after, though the exact details of the arrest are unclear.

All three children were pronounced dead at the Reseda apartent. Crews from the Robbery-Homicide Division and Juvenile Division are on scene investigating. "The children all appear to be under the age of 5 years old," according to the tweet.

LAPD is asking any with information on this case to call 213-486-6890 or email