Woman stabbed to death in front of children in dispute over parking space

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LOS ANGELES — A man and woman in South Los Angeles were charged with murder Tuesday for stabbing a woman in a dispute over a parking space, authorities said Thursday.

The attack occurred around 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet, located on the 13000 block of Alondra Boulevard, KTLA reported.

Officers responding to a report of a fight in the parking lot found Elizabeth Yanez lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds to her neck and back, according to a news release from the Whittier Police Department.

The 43-year-old mother of two was transported to UCI Medical Center where she later died.

The Whittier woman’s adult children, who witnessed the attack, said their mother had been stabbed by a man and woman over a parking space.

“It escalated,” said Daniel Crable, Yanez’s son. “It went from one to 10 in a matter of seconds. The next thing you know this man is out of his car.”

The fingerprints detectives took from the victim’s car led to the arrests of Reggie Cervantes, 22, and Brenda Rangel, 19.

“It doesn’t make sense to me,” said Renee Crable. “For a parking space, it was just uncalled for. I mean I just don’t understand how … I’m supposed to go on with my life now.”

Rangel and Cervantes were each being held on $1 million bail.


  • Nunya

    I like the fake eyebrows on the beaner chick lol. Also they really don’t seem like they really care. Typical Beaners. All psycho/breed like rats.

    • ornery

      Their mother was just killed a$$hole.
      You are without a doubt a 12 year old loser with a little d*ck who lives in their mother’s basement. I hope a “beaner”, as you say, beats the livin’ crap out of you someday either on the outside, or in prison, where you most likely will end up later in life after whoring yourself out to male businessmen to pay for your crystal meth and huffing addiction.


  • Scott

    I didnt know the news in LA could see into the future. Wow. This is probably the 10th time I have seen editing problems with your posts. Come on this is your job. Please re read.

  • Ron

    More peaceful loving Mexicans…i wonder how many are illegals, like the one who killed two deputies yesterday.

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