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Maria Urriola De Pastore, 69

Maria Urriola De Pastore, a 69-year-old Latina, died Monday, March 27, after being beaten in the 3600 block of West 106th Street in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Inglewood police responded at 12:45 p.m. to a call about a fight at a house, according to coroner’s records. They found Pastore seriously wounded. Her husband, Genaro Pastore, was bleeding from his face and unresponsive, records show.

The Pastores were transported to the hospital, where Genaro Pastore, 64, was pronounced dead at 1:18 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Maria Pastore arrived at the hospital in critical condition and fell into a coma. She died at 1:58 p.m. March 27, coroner’s records show.

Detectives said the couple was attacked by their daughter’s ex-boyfriend, Edward Fernando Ruiz, 33. On the day of Genaro Pastore’s death, Ruiz went to his ex-girlfriend’s house and attacked her, then fled before police arrived. While the woman was transported to a hospital, Ruiz returned and beat her parents, police said. 

Later that day, officers found Ruiz hiding on a nearby rooftop. After a two-hour standoff, he climbed down and was arrested. 

Prosecutors charged Ruiz with two counts of murder, as well as one count each of resisting an officer, injuring a child’s parents after a prior conviction and violation of a court order. 

On April 3, Ruiz’s attorney questioned his client’s sanity, and Ruiz was sent for a mental health evaluation. He is scheduled to return to court Sept. 6 for results of the exam. 

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