Sophia Elizabeth Coronado, a 2-year-old Latina, was fatally stabbed Tuesday, May 20 in the 1000 block of West 223rd Street in West Carson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5:20 p.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home by the child’s grandmother. Inside a bedroom and on a bed, deputies discovered the bloodied bodies of the 2-year-old and her two sisters, Yazmine, 1, and Xenia, 2 months, said Lt. Dave Coleman of the Sheriff’s Department. The children were pronounced dead at the scene.
Their mother, 30-year-old, Carol Coronado, a white woman, was beside the bed, barely clothed with self-inflicted wounds. There was evidence of stab wounds on the children and ultimately, the coroner determined that the children died from sharp force trauma.
Before authorities arrived, neighbors recalled seeing the father, Rudy Coronado, screaming outside the home, calling for help ...
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