A story for every victim

Sandy Genoveva Mayberry, 28

Sandy Genoveva Mayberry, a 28-year-old Latina, was shot and killed Sunday, Feb. 25, in the 15600 block of Newmont Avenue in Lake Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Mayberry and her husband, Michael Daniel Mayberry, were at home in the midst of an argument around 3 p.m. when she tried to leave the house, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred said. 

Her husband shot at her as she ran out the door, Alfred said. When she fell in the driveway, her husband then shot her in the head, Alfred said.

Mayberry was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:22 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Several people in the neighborhood called 911, including the victim’s husband, Alfred said, adding that the man stayed at the scene until deputies arrived.

Michael Mayberry, a 36-year-old black man, was arrested on suspicion of murder that afternoon and charged two days later with murder and being a felon in possession of a gun, according to court records.

His arraignment was continued until May 2.

Michael Mayberry had returned home that day from his truck driving job because he suspected his wife of infidelity, Alfred said. “When she refused to hand over her phone for him to look at, he became enraged … very enraged,” Alfred said.

The couple have four children, who were at home but in another part of the house during the shooting, Alfred said. The man’s mother was caring for the children and also was in the house. 

“They didn’t see anything, as far as we can tell, but they heard everything,” Alfred said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at(323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

Share a memory or thought about Sandy Genoveva Mayberry

Before you post, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Remember, all posts are approved by a Times staffer. Profanity and personal attacks will not be approved.

  Required
  Required
Email addresses are not republished or used for marketing purposes.

One reader comment