Monday Crime Stories: Mother confesses to drowning her 3 children ‘softly,’ says she was protecting them from human trafficking

A California woman accused of killing her three children, openly admits she drowned her kids. KGET 17 News spoke exclusively with 30-year-old Liliana Carrillo, at the Lerdo Pre-trial Facility. The children’s grandmother came home from work and found them dead inside a Reseda apartment.

Carrillo had already fled the scene, but police caught up with her nearly 200 miles away. Carrillo explained that she did everything she could to protect the children from their father, Erik Denton. Denton filed papers with the courts saying Carrillo was suffering from mental health issues.

A judge ultimately signed an emergency custody order, mandating that Carillo hand the children over to Denton. Carrillo reportedly believed she was protecting her children from being targets of a pedophile ring.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

Kathleen Murphy – North Carolina Family Attorney
Dr. Angela Arnold
Dr. Angela Arnold – Psychiatrist, Atlanta Ga.; Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women
Dr. Michelle Dupre – Forensic Pathologist and former Medical Examiner, Author: “Homicide Investigation Field Guide” & “Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide”, Ret. Police Detective Lexington County Sheriff’s Department
Justin Boardman – Retired Detective, West Valley City Police Department Special Victim’s Unit, Boardman Training & Consulting

Additional Guest

  • Eytan Wallace – News Reporter, KGET-TV 17 News, Bakersfield, CA, Twitter: @Eytanwallace

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[Feature Photo: Liliana Carrillo & children/Facebook]