Courtroom Paperwork Present Lady Suspected In Deaths Of Youngsters Was Concerned In Custody Battle – CBS Los Angeles
RESEDA (CBSLA) – Court documents CBS Los Angeles received on Monday reveal that 30-year-old Liliana Carrillo, the woman suspected of killing her three children, was involved in an ongoing custody battle with her father, Erik Denton.
According to the Tulare County Supreme Court, Denton said he had noticed a change in Carrillo’s behavior in recent months.
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“On February 25, Carrillo took our three children and took all of their legal documents, including their birth certificates, and refused to disclose their location,” a file filed on March 1 said.
In that file, Denton sought custody of their children – 3-year-old Joanna, 2-year-old Terry, and 6-month-old Sierra – and requested a mental health evaluation from Carrillo.
Less than two weeks later, on March 12, Carrillo filed for an injunction against Denton in Los Angeles County.
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“This is the kind of case any family law practitioner just dreads,” said Alexandra Kazarian, a legal analyst. “When you look at the documents, it looks like a couple going back and forth in their relationship at a really difficult time. Both sides seem to be making pretty serious claims against the other side. “
On the record, Denton said Carrillo had psychosis and at one point she thought she was solely responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic and accused him of doing something inappropriate with one of her children.
“It’s really hard to know who is telling the truth, who is exaggerating, and what steps you need to take to protect the children,” said Kazarian. “How does a bank judge who first hears these allegations on paper make that decision? These are quick decisions that people make. “
On March 26, a judge ruled that the couple would proceed under a joint custody agreement. Another hearing on the case was scheduled for Wednesday.
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The Los Angeles Police Department announced Monday that it would extradite Carrillo to LA County after “speaking with the LA County Attorney”.