Calif. mom arrested in killing of 3 tiny daughters

Calif. mom arrested in killing of 3 tiny daughters
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies block off the scene where three young girls were killed in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles, Calif., Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a California woman is in custody after her three young daughters were stabbed to death and their blood-covered bodies were neatly arranged on a bed.

The children were 2 years old, 16 months and 2 months old.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman said Wednesday that the mother, 30-year-old Carol Coronado, was hospitalized after being taken from the scene covered in blood and naked under a blanket, with multiple self-inflicted stab and slice wounds.

Investigators are examining her medical history.

Her husband was working on a car when the children's grandmother arrived and discovered the bodies.

Several knives were collected as evidence from the home.