- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles County mother has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity after a grand jury indicted her on three capital murder counts for the stabbing deaths of her three young daughters.

Carol Ann Coronado was also charged with the attempted murder of her own mother in the indictment unsealed Monday.

Coronado entered the insanity plea in a county court Monday afternoon and is due to return for a hearing in three weeks.

Authorities allege Coronado killed her daughters - 2-year-old Sophia, 16-month-old Yazmine and 2-month-old Xenia - then tried to kill her own mother when she found them.

The indictment contains special circumstances allegations including multiple murders that make her eligible for the death penalty.

At a previous hearing, Coronado’s attorney said she was suffering from post-partum depression.

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