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Fri Apr 16, 2021, 02:29 PM

California woman says she drowned children to protect them

A California woman suspected of killing her three children in the midst of a bitter custody battle said Thursday that she drowned them to keep them away from their father, a television station reported. Carrillo’s children — 3-year-old Joanna Denton Carrillo, her 2-year-old brother, Terry, and 6-month-old sister, Sierra — were found dead Saturday ...

In a jailhouse interview, Liliana Carrillo, 30, told KGET-TV that she wanted to “protect” them from abuse, the station reported. “I drowned them,” she said in the interview at the Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility in Kern County. “I did it as softly, I don’t know how to explain it, but I hugged them and I kissed them and I was apologizing the whole time,” she said. “I loved my kids.”

She described herself as a “social justice warrior” who used to travel California advocating against human trafficking.

The children's father, Erik Denton, contended in court papers filed earlier this year that Carrillo was increasingly delusional and that the children weren't safe with her.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/california-woman-drowned-children-protect-77111301?cid=clicksource_4380645_3_heads_hero_live_headlines_hed

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Fri Apr 16, 2021, 02:48 PM

1. What a tragedy. She is a very, very sick woman.

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Fri Apr 16, 2021, 02:48 PM

2. This is horrifying, but it sounds like she is truly crazy.

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