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A man accused of fatally beating his ex-girlfriend’s 64-year-old father and severely injuring her mother in Inglewood was charged Tuesday with murder and other counts, prosecutors said.

Edward Fernando Ruiz, 33, of Inglewood, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on one count each of murder, attempted murder with an allegation of infliction of great bodily injury causing the victim to become comatose involving his ex-girlfriend’s 69-year-old mother, injuring his child’s mother after a prior domestic violence conviction, violation of a domestic violence court order after two prior convictions for violation of a court order and resisting an executive officer, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The criminal complaint alleges that Ruiz was convicted in 2010 of second- degree robbery, in 2006 of a misdemeanor count of injuring his child’s mother and in 2005 of first-degree burglary with a person present.

Ruiz allegedly went to his ex-girlfriend’s home Friday and attacked her, then left before police arrived and the woman went to the hospital, according to prosecutors.

Ruiz allegedly returned to the home while his former girlfriend was out of the house and beat her father, Genaro Pastore, and her mother, prosecutors said.

Genaro Pastore died at the scene as a result of his injuries, authorities said.

Ruiz allegedly climbed onto a nearby rooftop, resulting in nearby Morningside High School being placed on lockdown as a precaution until after he eventually climbed down and was arrested with the help of a police dog about two hours later, authorities said.

He has remained jailed since then.

If convicted as charged, Ruiz could face up to life in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

— City News Service

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