Angela Flores, deappeared in court for the first time today, hidden behind a locked door in the courtroom where only the judge could see her.
Only Flores’ lawyer was seen in the Van Nuys courtroom on Wednesday when he asked for the three murder charges to be postponed until August.
The judge then spoke to Flores through an open window while she remained hidden in a hallway. Her voice was barely audible in those short two minutes.
For the past year and a half, Flores has been active on social media, uploading photos and on Facebook, and posting about her life in a private Facebook group called LA Mommies.
One of her first posts on that page was on July 20, 2021. It read:
“Hi, my name is Angels and I moved here from Kansas City six months ago. I am a mother of 6 and currently undergoing treatments for breast cancer. I work in the real estate industry and currently work from home. I am active but alone ( besides my kids) and I’m looking for friends for hiking, korean spa, lunch, beach, etc. I have 4 more kids in the house 16, 11 (girl only) 9 and 7. I live in the Downey area, but I drive everywhere. Let’s be friends.”
According to police, Flores admitted to killing her 12-year-old daughter Natalie Flores, her 10-year-old son Kevin Yanez and her youngest son, 8-year-old Nathan Yanez with help from her 16-year-old son.
“I was shocked to hear this. I was totally shocked. I still can’t believe what happened,” said Dr. Ariel Ourian, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.
She came into contact with Ourian through this Facebook page.
“I do pro bono breast reconstructions for breast cancer patients and she asked me for help and I offered services to help her,” he told CBSLA.
dr. Due to patient confidentiality, Ourian couldn’t say if Flores was ever his patient, but told about his first impression of Flores.
“She seemed like a lovely lady, but I didn’t see anything else that would startle me,” he said.
Flores received messages of support from other moms, one of whom wrote, “Sorry for what you’re going through…”
A mother shared this private conversation with Flores on Facebook about their children’s activities. Flores wrote: “My two youngest boys play competitive football, my daughter wants to do gymnastics and my 15-year-old kung fu.”
There is also a report that same month from Flores of empty moving boxes around the time Flores and her four children began renting the house on Victory Boulevard in West Hills.
Flores also wrote: “Thank you ladies. I thought it was time to stop living in my head only when it makes sense. Thank you for your support.”
The cause of the children’s death was not released. In the meantime, Flores is due to appear in court again on August 10 on those charges, and she remains in prison on $6 million bail.