A California woman accused of killing her three children in Los Angeles admitted to drowning them in order to save them from sexual abuse in a jailhouse television news interview.
Liliana Carrillo, 30, made the revelation during a sitdown with KGET-TV inside a Kern County jail where she is being held for an alleged carjacking committed while fleeing authorities after the children were discovered dead on April 10.
“I drowned them,” said Carrillo, who was wearing a brown jumpsuit with her arms shackled to her waist and a bandage on her left arm.
“I did it as softly, I don’t know how to explain it, but I hugged them and I kissed them and I was apologizing the whole time,” she said. “I loved my kids.”
The kids were reportedly stabbed to death in a scene that left many shaken, including first responders, some of whom needed counseling afterward.