Carol Ann Coronado, 33, will spend the rest of her life in prison without parole for stabbing her three young daughters to death.
Some acts are evil and unimaginable. Carol Ann Coronado, a woman from California, will never see the light of day because she stabbed to death her three young daughters: 2-year-old Sophia, 16-month-old Yazmine and 2-month-old Xenia.
She was discovered covered in blood in her bedroom next to her deceased children inside their home near the LAX Airport on May 20, 2014.
Authorities are unsure as to why Coronado decided to kill her children. Sources say that she “snapped” however, it is not clear what caused her to snap.
Carol Coronado is sentenced to 3 life terms on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Compton for the May 2014 killing of her three children in their West Carson home.
The Daily Breeze reported that during Coronado’s trial, prosecutors contended she planned the attack to take revenge against her husband, who offered little to no help in caring for the children and threatened to divorce her. He testified that he worked long hours selling auto parts at the Alpine Village swap meet, and believed he could get into trouble caring for little girls.
While Coronado’s defense attorneys claimed that she suffered from depression after giving birth. Her obstetrician reportedly testified that Coronado showed no signs of depression after the birth of her third daughter two months earlier.
Also, on the day of the accident, one of her three daughters had an accident and apparently spread feces on the wild. Some believe that the mother’s depression along with this incident, caused her to snap.
A photo of the three murdered Coronado girls displayed during a memorial vigil in 2014 are Xenia, 2 months, top; Sophia, 2, bottom right; Yazmine, 16 months, bottom left. (Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Coronado’s mother, Julie Piercey, discovered the murders after her daughter continued to call her for help.
While women’s health advocates appeared in court to beg that Coronado spend her time in a mental health facility, Judge Ricardo Ocampo wasn’t buying it.
The judge declined and said any treatment “will have to be in state prison.”