Woman stabbed to death over parking space in front of children: family

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LOS ANGELES (PIX11) —  A South Los Angeles man and woman were charged with murder Tuesday after stabbing a woman to death over a parking spot in front of her adult children, authorities said.

Officers responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot of Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 and found 43-year-old Elizabeth Yanez lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds to her neck and back.

Elizabeth Yanez's children said their mother was stabbed to death over a parking space dispute. (Photo: KTLA)

Elizabeth Yanez’s children said their mother was stabbed to death over a parking space dispute. (Photo: KTLA)

The mother of two died at UCI Medical Center. Her children told police said the fight over the parking space “escalated.”

““It went from one to 10 in a matter of seconds,” her son, Daniel Crable, told KTLA. “The next thing you know this man is out of his car.”

Fingerprints from the Yanez’s car led to the arrests of 22-year-old Reggie Cervantes and 19-year-old Brenda Rangel. They are being held on $1 million bail.

“It doesn’t make sense to me,” daughter Renee Crable told KTLA. “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.”

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