Liliana Carrillo arrest – ‘Devastated’ dad Erik Denton ‘tried to get emergency custody before kids were killed by mom’

DEVASTATED Dad Erik Denton claims that he desperately tried to get emergency custody of his kids before they were stabbed to death by their mom.

Liliana Carrillo, 30, who went on the run from police was eventually caught and arrested for the murder of her three children.

Liliana Carrillo, 30, was described as ‘very sick’ and ‘not herself’ in the lead up to the children’s deaths

Carrillo was arrested for the triple murder of her three children[/caption]

Cops closed in on Carrillo in Tulare County after she allegedly carjacked a pickup truck in Bakersfield.

Erik Denton, whose three children aged two, three and six months were found dead in their apartment complex in San Fernando Valley.

He had sought custody of Joanna, Terry and Sierra on March 1, according to Tulare County family court documents online.

Initial reports indicated that the children, two girls and a boy, had been stabbed, but the authorities have not yet confirmed the cause of death.

He had requested a temporary emergency visitation order from the family court Porterville on March 4.

The dad-of-three also petitioned for a mental health evaluation of Carrillo and orders were drawn up at a March 26 hearing.

A hearing in the case has been scheduled for April 14.

He said the LAPD “wouldn’t help” and that they refused to get involved after he told them Carrillo had failed to bring their kids to him on Sunday.

He said that later that evening police turned up at his door to tell him the horrific news that all three of his children had died.

The children’s grandmother had called police after she discovered the three kids – ages three, two, and six months – dead inside an apartment complex, with Carillio nowhere to be seen.


At the crime scene in Reseda on Saturday, LAPD Lt. Raul Joel said there had been no prior calls to police at the Carrillo residence.

“These are the moments we carry throughout our career,” Joel said, noting that innocent lives had been lost. “It’s hard to process that as a police officer.”

“Liliana was very sick, and this is not – she was not herself, and it’s been going on for several months that she has been unwell,” Denton’s Cousin, Teri Miller, concurred to KTTV.

It has also since emerged Carrillo ran what she called a “Blog for Good” on Instagram using which she would write and share inspirational messages and confessions about herself, reports

And in some of post she went after the parents on the show Teen Mom, blasting them as bad mothers.

In a post dated May 10, 2013, she alleged the stars “physically and emotionally abuse their partners and then victimize themselves” and branded it “crap”.

“They are involved in heavy drugs, cannot escape them, and then cry about how they can’t access their child… I mean really?,” she wrote.

“All of these mothers that have been presented have in my opinion, and forgive me if this offends anyone but it is my opinion and I hold strongly to it, just idiot after idiot. I do not feel pity for them.”

She added: “There’s no denying that there are a few mothers in the show who progress from their situations and grow from their troubles but there are others that I am shocked as to how or why they still have custody of their child.”

Elsewhere in the post, she confessed “I am not perfect” and spoke about her own “unhealthy relationships” in which she would “lose control”.

Liliana was very sick, and this is not – she was not herself, and it’s been going on for several months that she has been unwell.

Erik Denton's Cousin, Teri Miller

She wrote: “Believe in yourself and summon strength from within to push you to do the best you can do. This world is limitless. You are your own worst enemy.”

Elsewhere on the blog, she talked about “common life issues” and her posts urge fans to “take charge of your life” .

She wrote: “‘I am not perfect, I still have many issues but overall I am happy and proud of my past. I love my present life and look forward to my future.”

Carrillo’s children would not have been born by the time she stopped posting on the blog online.

In other posts, she appeared to struggle with her identity – sometimes calling herself a “passionate lover” and other times dubbing herself “selfish and a “manipulator”.

She wrote: “As for you, have a f**king amazing time today!

“Be yourself, don’t give mind to those that are hating on you. They probably need a hug and a smile.”

Mishal Hashima, who lives nearby, told CBS: “It’s so sad. Three children. What kind of person can do that?”

Elizabeth Cuevas, who lives in an apartment above the one where the murders took place, told the LA Times she knew the grandmother of the children as a casual acquaintance.

She said she also met one of the children, whom she called “A perfect little girl.”

“She was precious beyond what you could imagine. They were beautiful. Any angel shouldn’t have gone that way.”

Cuevas added she never heard yelling coming from the apartment, and said police hadn’t ever been at the home prior to Saturday.

“Somebody snapped there, and they snapped in the wrong direction,” she told the Times. “I’m going to be processing this for quite some time.”

It’s unclear whether she had a criminal record or the location of the children’s dad.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the LAPD by phone at (213) 486-6890 or email at


The dad-of-three petitioned for a mental health evaluation of Carrillo[/caption]


Joanna, Terry and Sierra were found dead in their apartment[/caption]


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