Physical Altercation Results In Death

August 11, 2003


Los Angeles: North Hollywood Detectives are investigating the death of 32 year-old Mora Baldella.
On Thursday, August 7, 2003, at about 8:00 p.m., the victim was at her apartment complex which is located in the 13000 block of Vanowen Street. She was involved in an argument with two females that live in her apartment building. The argument escalated and the two females punched and kicked the victim until she began to spit up blood. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Baldella to a local hospital.
On August 8, 2003, at about 9:50 a.m, Baldella died as a result of her injuries.
North Hollywood Homicide Detectives conducted a follow-up and arrested 41 year-old Sandra Rodelo and 37 year-old Olga Hernandez for 187 P.C. (Murder).
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact North Hollywood Detectives at 818-623-4045. On weekends and during off-hours contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-5293855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.