A California mother suspected of murdering her three kids before going on a carjacking spree has confessed to killing them in a jailhouse interview, saying she drowned them ‘as softly as she could’.
Liliana Carrillo, 30, told KGET-TV that she drowned her kids Joanna, 3, Terry, 2, and Sierra, six-months-old, claiming she wanted to protect them from their father, who she believes is a human trafficker and would have ‘abused them’.
‘I drowned them. I did it as softly, I don’t know how to explain it. I didn’t want them to be further abused,’ said Carrillo, who was interviewed at the Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility in Kern County.
‘I promised them when they were born that I was going to protect them. I hugged them and I kissed them and I was apologizing the whole time,’ she said. ‘I loved my kids.’
‘I wish my kids were alive, yes,’ she said. ‘Do I wish that I didn’t have to do that? Yes. But I prefer them not being tortured and abused on a regular basis for for the rest of their lives.’
She didn’t say how she drowned them.
The three kids were found inside the family’s apartment by their maternal grandmother on Saturday. At that point, their mother had vanished.
She was later arrested on suspicion of carjacking, having stolen a truck. She said in her interview that she wanted to drive off of a cliff and kill herself.
Carrillo still seemed to be under the illusion she was protecting the children when she spoke out from jail.
‘I wish my kids were alive, yes. Do I wish I didn’t have to do that, yes? But I prefer them not being tortured and abused on a regular basis for the rest of their life.’
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, The Associated Press