A mother arrested over the weekend admitted to investigators that she killed her three children and was helped by a teenager, the Los Angeles Police Department said Monday.
The mother, identified as 38-year-old Angela Flores, was arrested Sunday after her three children were found dead at a West Hills home.
An unidentified 16-year-old man was also arrested in connection with the investigation, the LAPD said in a press release.
The mother admitted to killing her children with the teen’s help during the subsequent investigation, the LAPD said.
Police were called to the home on the 22500 block of Victory Boulevard around 7:40 a.m. Sunday and found the three children unresponsive.
The children, described as a 12-year-old girl and two 8-year-old boys, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not been made public.
Neighbors said they heard a woman scream while holding a candle and a Bible on Saturday night.
“I thought she was just in the wrong place … mentally unwell, but she ended up living two houses down from us,” said neighbor Pricila Canales.
Investigators are still trying to find out exactly when the children were killed.
Another neighbor said there was no reason to believe anything was wrong in the house before the incident.
“I just saw her out here, you know. You have the nicest house on the block. They looked like really nice people. No reason to suspect anything,” he said.
No information was released about the cause of the children’s deaths.
Flores was charged on suspicion of triple murder and was being held on $6 million bail.
The 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held without bail at Sylmar Juvenile Hall, the LAPD said.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Battered Children Unit, Juvenile Division at 213-486-0500 between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m
After hours or weekend calls should be made at 877-527-3247. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
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