30-year-old mother admits killing her three children in chilling jailhouse interview


A 30-year-old woman identified as Liliana Carrillo has confessed to being responsible for the murder of her three children; Joanna Denton Carrillo, 3, Terry, 2, and 6-month-old Sierra.

Carrillo who confessed to drowning them “as softly as she could” in a chilling jailhouse interview said that immediately after committing the crime she went on a carjacking spree.

Liliana Carrillo, 30, claimed she wanted to protect her son and two daughters from their father, who she believes is a human trafficker and would have ‘abused them’.

The dead bodies of her children were found on Saturday, April 10, by their grandma in her apartment in Reseda, Los Angeles. Their mother had vanished.

She was later arrested on suspicion of carjacking, having stolen a truck. She said in her interview that she wanted to drive off of a cliff and kill herself.

‘I drowned them. I did it as softly, I don’t know how to explain it. I didn’t want them to be further abused,’ an emotional Carrillo told KGET-TV, during an interview at the Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility in Kern County.

‘I promised them when they were born that I was going to protect them. I hugged them and I kissed them and I was apologizing the whole time,’ she said. ‘I loved my kids.’

‘I wish my kids were alive, yes,’ she said. ‘Do I wish that I didn’t have to do that? Yes. But I prefer them not being tortured and abused regularly for the rest of their lives.’

She didn’t reveal how she drowned them.

‘I wish my kids were alive, yes. Do I wish I didn’t have to do that, yes? But I prefer them not being tortured and abused regularly for the rest of their life.’

Carrillo hasn’t been charged with the deaths of her children in Los Angeles County pending further investigation.


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