Friday, September 4, 2009

Antonia Gomez Arrested for Killing Her Daughters

A Sun Valley woman was arrested today for the slaying of her 12-year-old and 17-year-old daughters, who were found stabbed to death, police said.

Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman said that investigators believe Antonia Gomez, 38, killed two of her three daughters Wednesday and then tried to kill herself. The younger daughter, Edith Moreno, was found in a house in the 7800 block of Irvine Avenue; her older sister, Diana Moreno, was found in a converted garage in the back of the property.

The girls’ mother was hospitalized with knife wounds, police said.

The sisters and Gomez were found at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday by police responding to a 911 call reporting an assault with a deadly weapon. Looking through a window, a visitor to the house saw one of the girls lying on the floor. Both girls were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their 14-year-old sister was taken into protective custody.

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