Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Badge

Official Site of The LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT

News Release

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Media Relations

Son Arrested for Killing His Mother

Los Angeles: A man in his 20s stabbed and killed his own mother during a Wednesday afternoon argument at a residence in Boyle Heights.

On December 20, 2006, at about 2 PM, the mother, Transito Coreas, 43, was at home in the
2700 block of New Jersey Street, when she became involved in an argument with her son,
Daniel Hidalgo, 24. At one point, Hidalgo became enraged and attacked his mother with a large kitchen knife, stabbing her multiple times in the chest and stomach. Other family members wrestled the son away and held him for police.

Transito was rushed to a local hospital, but died from her injuries a short time later. Responding officers took the son and murder weapon into custody without further incident.

Hidalgo was booked for murder and bail was set at $1 million.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Hollenbeck Detective Smith or Marin at 323-526-3009. On weekends and during off-hours, phone the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

iWatch