The 27-year-old woman’s Instagram account tells a story of her moving to Boston and exploring, but it doesn’t paint the whole picture.
Angela Flores, the West Hills woman accused of murdering her three children, appeared in court for the first time today, hiding behind a locked door in the courtroom where only the judge could see her.
Angela Flores, as seen in a Facebook post.
Only Flores’ lawyer was present in the Van Nuys courthouse on Wednesday when he requested that her arraignment on three charges of murder be postponed until August.
Flores stayed hiding in a corridor while the judge talked to her through an open window. During those two minutes, her voice was scarcely audible.
Flores has been active on social media, uploading images and writing about her life in a private Facebook group called LA Mommies, for the last year and a half.
On July 20, 2021, she made one of her first postings on the page. It read:
“Hello, my name is Angels, and I just relocated from Kansas City. I am a mother of six children and am presently having treatment for breast cancer. I presently work from home in the real estate industry. I’m active but alone (except from my kids) and seeking for some hiking, Korean spa, lunch, and beach buddies. I still have four children at home: 16, 11 (the only female), 9, and 7. I reside in Downey, although I travel much. Let’s become acquainted.”
Flores confessed to murdering her 12-year-old daughter Natalie Flores, her 10-year-old son Kevin Yanez, and her youngest son, Nathan Yanez, 8, over the weekend with the assistance of her 16-year-old son, according to police.
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“When I first heard this, I was taken aback. I was really taken aback. What transpired still astounds me “says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ariel Ourian.
Ourian was introduced to her via this Facebook page.
“I conduct pro bono breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients,” he said to CBSLA. “She came out to me for assistance, and I provided services to help her.”
Due to patient confidentiality, Dr. Ourian could not say whether or whether Flores was ever one of his patients, but he did speak about his initial impression of Flores.
“She appeared like a nice person,” he added, “but I didn’t see anything else that would concern me.”
Other moms sent Flores notes of support, with one commenting, “Sorry about what you are going through…”
One mother shared with us a private Facebook chat she had with Flores regarding their children’s activities. “My two youngest sons compete in football, my daughter wants to take gymnastics, and my 15-year-old Kung fu,” Flores added.
Flores also posted a photo of empty moving boxes around the time she and her four children started renting the property on Victory Boulevard in West Hills that same month.
Flores also mentioned: “Many thanks, ladies. If it makes sense, I thought it was time to cease living in my brain alone. Thank you for your help.”
The reason of death for the youngsters has not been revealed. Flores is expected back in court on August 10 for her arraignment, and she remains in prison on a $6 million bail.