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Woman Stabbed To Death Over A Parking Spot

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Two people have been charged with stabbing a woman to death over a parking spot at a swap meet in Whittier on Friday.

Elizabeth Yanez, 43, was attending the the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet with her adult children at about 9:30 p.m. when she got into an argument with Reggie Cervantes and Brenda Rangel over a parking spot. The argument escalated quickly, and Yanez was stabbed numerous time in the neck and back. She was taken to the hospital, but died shortly after, KTLA reports.

Yanez's son, Daniel Crable, witnessed the attack. He told KTLA that it happened quickly, and that though his family told the pair that they could take the parking spot, it was already heated: "It went from one to 10 in a matter of seconds. The next thing you know this man is out of his car."

Cervantes, 22, and Rangel, 19, were charged with the stabbing on Tuesday. Investigators were able to track Cervantes and Rangel using fingerprints from Yanez's car.

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Cervantes' rap sheet includes previous felony convictions for robbery, according to prosecutors, Whittier Daily News reports. Both Cervantes and Rangel are being held on a bail of $1 million.

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