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Early-morning intruder stabs 4 to death, 3 of them children

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PICO RIVERA, Calif. — An intruder apparently slipped into a home while a family was sleeping and stabbed four people to death, three of them children, police said.

A teenager who had been asleep in the house found her mother suffering from stab wounds about 3 a.m. Friday and ran next door to get help.

Officers who arrived at the suburban Los Angeles home found the bodies of a 42-year-old man, a 14-year-old girl and two boys, ages 10 and 17, Sheriff's Lt. Marilyn Baker said. A 39-year-old woman was hospitalized with stab wounds, and three other girls in the house were unharmed.