Bell Gardens Man Charged In Wife’s Killing

July 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A Bell Gardens man has been charged with the beating death of his wife, who was holding their 4-year-old child when she was attacked.

Michael Robles, 32, pleaded not guilty to murder and felony child abuse charges.

The attack was reported about 10:20 a.m. July 5 in the 6200 block of Lanto Street, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is assisting the Bell Gardens Police Department in the investigation.

Officers who responded to a medical rescue call found 28-year-old Azelea Villareal lying in the front yard. Villareal had multiple injuries to her upper body visible, according to prosecutors. She was taken to the hospital but died the next day, prosecutors added.

During their investigation, authorities learned that Robles and the victim reportedly fought prior to her death, according to prosecutors.

Robles was arrested at the scene by Bell Gardens police and has remained behind bars since then.

A date is scheduled to be set July 19 for a hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence to require him to stand trial. If convicted as charged, he could face up to 31 years to life in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Man Found Dead in Highland Park

July 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A man was found dead Monday in Highland Park, according to police.

The victim was bludgeoned to death,  said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez.

Officers with LAPD’s Northeast Division were called to Sycamore Grove Park in the 4700 block of North Figueroa Street at about, 3:30 p.m., ” said LAPD Detective Ubaldo Zesati.

“It looks like he was a transient,” Zesati told EGP. He said the victim appeared to be Hispanic.

Lopez said the man was in his 40s or 50s.

The still unidentified man was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

There is no suspect information, Lopez  said.The case is still under investigation.


Updated: 8:30 p.m.

Update July 28, 10:30 a.m. to add man appeared to be in his 40s or 50s.

Copyright © 2017 Eastern Group Publications/EGPNews, Inc. ·