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June 28, 2019: Man Found Guilty of Baldwin Park Motel Domestic Violence Murder

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A 33-year-old man was found guilty today of killing his 19-year-old girlfriend at a motel in Baldwin Park, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

A jury found Nicolas Figueroa Manos (dob 8/26/85) of Montebello guilty of one count of first-degree murder.

Deputy District Attorney Brendan Gibson said Manos is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 27 in Department T of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch. The defendant faces 25 years to life in state prison.

The body of Nancy Ester Mederos was discovered on June 30, 2017, when police were called to get the room occupants out, the prosecutor said. Manos was in bed while the victim was found on her back on the floor just outside of the bathroom, the prosecutor added.

According to evidence presented at the trial, she had been dead for six days.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.