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Maid to Face Murder Trial

January 15, 1986

A maid was ordered today to stand trial on a murder charge in the beating death of her employer, Hollywood producer Herbert Wallerstein.

Municipal Court Judge James F. Coleman bound over Mayra Edith Melendez Lopez, 25, for trial at the end of a preliminary hearing in Van Nuys. Lopez claims she killed the 59-year-old Wallerstein in self-defense, using a baseball bat.

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