A woman in Los Angeles was taken into custody in connection to the triple homicide of her children, who were found dead on Mother’s Day.
Around 7:45 a.m. on May 8, the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon at a West Hills home and discovered the bodies of two 8-year-old boys and a 12-year-old girl, KNBC reported.
The victims’ mother, Angela Dawn Flores, 38, was transported to an area hospital, where she underwent a mental health evaluation. After her release, detectives questioned her and she was arrested and charged with three counts of murder, the LAPD said.
According to KTLA, Flores allegedly had been yelling and was seen acting erratically — holding a candle and Bible — leading up to her children’s slayings.
“I figured she was just in the wrong place … mentally not OK, but it ends up being she lived two houses down from us,” said neighbor Pricila Canales, according to the station.
“They looked really nice... just normal people,” another neighbor, Stephen Hayes, told KNBC of the family that reportedly had just moved into the area in the past couple months. “Now they're dead.”
Flores’ bail has been set at $6 million.
The investigation is ongoing.
On May 9, police said they also arrested a juvenile boy in connection to the case, according to NBC Los Angeles. The name of the boy has not been released.
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