By CBSLA Staff

BAKERSFIELD (CBSLA) — A woman accused of killing her three young children in Reseda appeared in a Bakersfield court room on carjacking charges.

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Liliana Carrillo, 30, was arrested Saturday following a car chase into Kern County, where she is accused of carjacking as she ran from police. Carrillo was named by the LAPD as a suspect after her three young children were found dead in a Reseda apartment.

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The three children — 3-year-old Joanna, 2-year-old Terry, and 6-month-old Sierra – were apparently in the middle of a custody battle between their mother and father, Erik Denton.

In the Kern County case, prosecutors say Carrillo’s car broke down during the car chase, so when a good Samaritan tried to help her, she stole their car. Carrillo, who faces a sentence of nine years in prison in this case, pleaded not guilty to the carjacking charge.

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The LAPD continues to investigate the murder charges against Carrillo.