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Karina Michel
  • Death date
  • May 29, 2007

Karina Michel, 31

Karina Michel, 31, a Latina woman, was killed while out to dinner with her family Tuesday, May 29, about 9 p.m. at 62nd and Main streets in LAPD's Newton Division.

Michel, her commmon-law husband, and her two children, an 11-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son, had stopped at a taco stand. But the children didn't want to eat tacos. So Michel had taken them to a McDonalds nearby and returned to her husband, who was ordering tacos for the couple, according to the 11-year-old's grandmother, who heard the story from the little girl. The family sat and ate at the taco stand briefly, but then, the little boy grew cold and went to wait in the car with his sister. Karina Michel was carrying their dinner to them, and had just set the family's sodas on the hood of the car. She was reaching in her purse for the keys, when two black men or youths walked up, possibly with the intention to rob the mother.

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