BAKERSFIELD (CBSLA) — A woman accused of killing her three young children in Reseda appeared in a Bakersfield court room on carjacking charges.
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.READ MORE: Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert For Thursday
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.READ MORE: Fire Crews Stop Forward Progress On Brush Fire Near 73 Freeway In Laguna Beach
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.MORE NEWS: Details Emerge From Prosecutors on Killing Of 6-Year-Old, Aiden Leos, On Orange County Freeway
The LAPD continues to investigate the murder charges against Carrillo.