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Man kills woman in front of her children during dispute over parking space

By Mason White 4:13 AM January 11, 2016
Elizabeth Yanez 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of manslaughter after killing a mother in front of her children during a dispute over a parking space, police in California said.

Now, 23-year-old Reggie Cervantes of Los Angeles, has been sentenced to serve 13 years in prison after being found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the killing of 43-year-old Elizabeth Yanez, a mother of two children.

According to the police investigation, Yanez drove to a Santa Fe Springs swap meet with her two adult children. As the family was looking for a parking spot, Yanez got into an argument with Cervantes, who was in a separate vehicle.

At some point, Cervantes exited his car, walked over to Yanez and stabbed her. After the assault, Cervantes fled the scene.

Police were called and Yanez was taken to the UCI Medical Center, where she later died. A day after the stabbing, police located Cervantes, and he was arrested in connection with the incident.