Mom arrested in slayings of three kids in Reseda was embroiled in custody dispute

A woman arrested in connection with the murder of her three children at her home in the San Fernando Valley was involved in a tense custody battle, according to the father and the children’s court documents.

Liliana Carrillo, 30, was arrested Saturday in Tulare County after escaping the scene and following senior police officers on a long-distance hunt that allegedly stole a pickup truck in Bakersfield.

30-year-old Liliana Carrillo appears in a photo that the LAPD posted on April 10, 2021 via Twitter. The police have described her as a person interested in the fatal stabbing of three children in Reseda.

The children’s grandmother earlier called the police after discovering the children aged 3, 2 and 6 months dead in their Reseda apartment complex and their mother gone, authorities said. Initial reports showed the children had been stabbed, but authorities have not confirmed the cause of death.

Erik Denton, the father of the children – two girls and a boy – filed for custody of them on March 1, according to the Tulare County Family Court’s online filings.

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