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Janeth Lopez Charged In Graffiti Murder Outside Filipinotown Church

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Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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Janeth Lopez, a 22-year-old who was allegedly spraying graffiti on a church west of downtown before a deadly shooting broke out was charged today with murder.

The woman is suspected of helping to spark the violence after a pair of parishioners told her to stop tagging the house of worship on Beverly Boulevard in Filipinotown, authorities said.

An accomplice allegedly got out of a car and opened fire on the two:


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The shooting took the life of 25-year-old Andres Ordonez.

Lopez today faced suspicion of murder, attempted murder (times two counts), and vandalism, according to City News Service. Another man was wounded and yet another, unscathed, was fired upon in the attack, authorities say.

According to sheriff's inmate data she was arrested Thursday and booked Friday in lieu of $1 million bail. City News says that prosecutors are now requesting bail of $2.5 million.

The alleged shooter? Still at large, despite a $50,000 reward offered by the City Council for information leading to his capture and conviction.

The Nov. 4 violence outside Iglesia Principe de Paz at 3001 W. Beverly Blvd. in Filipinotown shocked the community.

Police told us the vandal was marking territory for the Rockwood gang in turf that is claimed by a rival, Temple Street.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]

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