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Carlota Angelica Vargas, 70

Carlota Angelica Vargas, a 70-year-old Latina, died Monday, Oct. 10, after she was pushed out a second-story window and beaten in the 7400 block of Hazeltine Avenue in Van Nuys, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 3 a.m., officers responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon at an apartment complex. When police arrived, they found Vargas on the ground in the driveway of an apartment complex, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. Vargas had injuries to her face, police said.

The suspect, identified by police as Vargas’ son, Fernando Vargas, a 31-year-old Latino, was also suffering from a leg injury.

Police said the son threw his mother out of a second story window, then jumped out of the window and began to beat her. Vargas was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at 5:46 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Fernando Vargas was charged Oct. 12 with one count of murder. Prosecutors said in a news release that Vargas was arguing with his mother when he pushed her out the window.

Anyone with information is asked to call Valley Bureau homicide at (818) 374-1925. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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