Mom stabs three baby girls to death, pleads insanity

These poor babies had the awful fate of having this woman as a mother. Carol Coronado pleaded not guilty to stabbing her three daughters to death in her home back in May. The 30-year-old from California decided to take an insanity plea for the brutal murder of 2-month-old Xenia, 16-month-old Yazmine and 2-year-old Sophia. Now Coronado's future is up to a Los Angeles County courtroom. 


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The woman is also charged with attempted murder for reportedly trying to kill her own mother once she discovered the three dead bodies. Reports claim that Carol's relatives found her sitting on her bed covered in blood after the horrific incident. She apparently cut herself and was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to a jail cell.

There is something seriously wrong with someone who is willing to harm her own innocent children in this coldblooded manner. On top of that, she tried to kill her mom! Who does that? Apparently she was too much of a coward to actually take her own life, which she should have done. It would be saving taxpayers money for keeping her in jail for the rest of her life.

Her hearing is set to begin in three weeks. Coronado's attorney is claiming that she suffered from postpartum depression and just snapped. I totally get that women who suffer from postpartum depression often aren't diagnosed or rarely seek help, but cases like these should bring to light how serious it can be if left untreated.

Coronado is facing the death penalty for her actions. Perhaps this tragedy could have been avoided if she asked for help or received some support from family or friends. Even if justice is served, it still won't bring back these precious little girls. I hope their spirits rest in peace and Coronado lives with what she did for the rest of her life. Giving her the death penalty would just be an easy way out.  

Images via Carol Coronado/Facebook

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