Man charged with murder of girlfriend’s estranged wife, who leaves behind 2-year-old daughter

A man was charged with the capital murder of his girlfriend’s estranged wife in Granada Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

Javier Flores, 24, of Simi Valley faces one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation of lying in wait and allegations of using a handgun.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Department S of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch.


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Flores is charged with killing Cheyenne Brown, 23, as she arrived home on July 22, the prosecutor said.

Cheyenne Brown

"Brown had arrived home from work ... when she was gunned down next to her vehicle,'' a Los Angeles Police Department statement released after Flores was arrested said. "Witnesses described a full-size truck fleeing the location after the shooting. Brown left behind a two-year-old daughter.''

Flores faces death or life in prison without parole if convicted as charged. A decision on whether to seek the death penalty will be made at a later date. Flores is being held without bail.

The case remains under investigation by the LAPD.