The Deaths of the Los Angeles Riots

Elias Garcia Rivera

Elias Garcia Rivera, a 32-year-old Latino, died Dec. 16, 1992, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. He had been in critical condition with a fractured skull for nearly eight months. Garcia had been struck at the base of the skull during an altercation on Wednesday, April 29, at an apartment complex in the 12800 block of Vanowen Street in Valley Glen. On Oct. 25, 1993, Traville J. Craig, 19, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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