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      Calif. mom arrested in killing of 3 tiny daughters

      TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a California woman is in custody after her three young daughters were stabbed to death and their blood-covered bodies were neatly arranged on a bed.

      The children were 2 years old, 16 months and 2 months old.

      Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman said Wednesday that the mother, 30-year-old Carol Coronado, was hospitalized after being taken from the scene covered in blood and naked under a blanket, with multiple self-inflicted stab and slice wounds.

      Investigators are examining her medical history.

      Her husband was working on a car when the children's grandmother arrived and discovered the bodies.

      Several knives were collected as evidence from the home.
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