A 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old son were taken into custody Sunday after police found three children dead inside her home.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers were called out to a home on the 22500 block of Victory Boulevard at approximately 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, after receiving a call about an assault with a deadly weapon.
When they arrived, officers located unresponsive juveniles and called in the Los Angeles Fire Department. Paramedics declared the children dead at the scene.
KTLA-TV reports the victims are a 12-year-old girl and 8-year-old twin boys.
The Los Angeles Police Department identified the suspect as Angela Flores. They also confirmed the teenager was detained “for further investigation.” According to KTLA, the teen is Flores’ son.
Flores was booked into the Van Nuys Jail for three counts of her murder. Her bail is set at $6 million. The teen was taken to Sylmar Juvenile Hall for one count of murder.
According to NBC Los Angeles, Flores was initially taken to a hospital for mental health concerns.
Some of Flores’ neighbors told KTLA they allegedly saw her screaming on Saturday night and holding onto a candle and the Bible.
Neither the children’s cause of death nor their identities have been released yet.