Continuation to Sept for Preliminary Hearing for Murder of Flores & Yanez Children


FLORES, ANGELA DAWN hearing 7/9/24 has been held- continued by the defendant to Sept. 25th; this is the third time, since June 2022 the defendant has asked for continuation

The People of the State of California vs. FLORES, ANGELA DAWN,

7/09/24 Preliminary hearing setting. Held - Continued by Defendant. Next hearing date is September 25, 2024 8:30 a.m. Van Nuys West Dept 122.d

6/7/24 Preliminary hearing setting.  Held - Continued by Defendant. Next hearing date is July 7, 2024 Van Nuys West Dept 122.d

5/23/24 Status hearing:   Held - Continued by People. New date was June 7th, 2024 in Dept. - 122 where the Judge is Diego H. Edber.

It is reported Angela Flores pled not guilty 3/15/24.  Mother pleads not guilty in West Hills killing of her 3 children – Daily News

3/15/24 Arraignment and Plea:  Held Proceedings - in Dept. - 100  

Updates on court dates for Angela Dawn Flores LAVLA096857-01 are on the LACourt website.

Background: May 7th, 2022, three children were shot and killed in West Hills, the night before Mother's Day.  . A May 2022 L.A. Times account reveals a 16-year-old, reported to be her son also, "helped to restrain one of the children who fought Flores during the attack."

The mother of seven children in the initial period after their murder, is reported to have admitted murdering Natalie Flores, 12, Kevin Yanez, 10, and Nathan Yanez, 8. Federico Yanez-Saldivar, the father of Kevin and Nathan Yanez, lives out of state. A fundraiser for costs to transport all three children to Kansas and burial expenses was established by an Aunt.  

Initial details from the LAPD press release indicate the unnamed 16-year-old, was arrested and held for one count of 187(a) PC, Murder. It was later detailed he was held without bail at Sylmar Juvenile Hall. He pled not guilty in the May 25th 2022 hearing. Triple Homicide Arrests in West Hills NR22134ll - LAPD Online

"The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has charged Flores with three counts of 187(a) PC, Murder. And has charged the 16-year-old subject with one count 602 WIC 187(a) PC, Murder."

Welfare and Institutions Code 602 WIC is the California statute defining the jurisdiction of the juvenile court. Law section (

Penal Code 187(a) Codes Display Text (

(a) Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought.

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