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March 3rd, 2009 03:31 PM
oncall247 2 charged in Burbank woman's murder


City News Service

February 27, 2009


BURBANK, Calif. (CNS) -- Two men were charged Friday with murder in the shooting death of a woman who opened the front door of her Burbank home early Wednesday morning.

Armen Mangasaryan, 29, and Arpiar Terrgalstanyan, 20, pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon in Burbank Superior Court.

The criminal complaint alleges that it was Mangasaryan who fired the shot that killed Jasmine Voskanian.

Terrgalstanyan is additionally charged with one felony count of possession of a silencer and two felony counts of possession of an assault weapon, including a semiautomatic rifle.

Friday, February 27, 2009
City News Service

BURBANK, Calif. (CNS) -- Two men were charged Friday with murder in the shooting death of a woman who opened the front door of her Burbank home early Wednesday morning.

Armen Mangasaryan, 29, and Arpiar Terrgalstanyan, 20, pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon in Burbank Superior Court.

The criminal complaint alleges that it was Mangasaryan who fired the shot that killed Jasmine Voskanian.

Terrgalstanyan is additionally charged with one felony count of possession of a silencer and two felony counts of possession of an assault weapon, including a semiautomatic rifle.
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Police summoned to the victim's home in the 4200 block of West Jacaranda Avenue about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday found her lying in the doorway.

The 49-year-old woman had answered either a knock at the door or the doorbell before being shot once.

"The motive is believed to be a failure to repay a monetary debt," Burbank police Sgt. Robert Quesada said Thursday. "This was not a random shooting."

Mangasaryan was arrested Wednesday night and Terrgalstanyan was arrested early Thursday, authorities said.

Both men are due in Pasadena Superior Court on Monday, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require them to stand trial.



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March 3rd, 2009 03:32 PM
oncall247 'Special Circumsance' Allegation Added in Burbank Slaying


KTLA News

March 2, 2009


BURBANK -- Prosecutors today added a special circumstance allegation that makes two men eligible for the death penalty if convicted in the slaying of a woman gunned down when she opened the front door of her Burbank home.

Armen Mangasaryan, 29, and Arpiar Terrgalstanyan, 20, pleaded not guilty in Burbank Superior Court on Friday to murder charges that now include the special circumstance allegation of lying in wait.

Mangasaryan, a Burbank resident, was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the fatal shooting of Jasmine Voskanian.

Police arrested Terrgalstanyan, of Glendale, early Thursday.

The criminal complaint alleges that it was Mangasaryan who fired the shot that killed Voskanian.

Terrgalstanyan is additionally charged with one felony count of possession of a silencer and two felony counts of possession of an assault weapon, including a semiautomatic rifle.

Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty against either of the men.

"The motive appears to be a failure to replay a monetary debt," Burbank police Sgt. Robert Quesada said. "This was not a random shooting."

Shortly after midnight Wednesday, police were called to the home in the 4200 block of West Jacaranda Avenue by the victim's boyfriend, who was inside the house.

Arriving officers found the 49-year-old woman lying in the doorway of the home. She had been shot once and was pronounced dead at the scene.

"She opened the door, apparently after someone knocked or rang the doorbell, and she was shot," Quesada said.

At least two neighbors reportedly told police they heard a woman having a loud argument, then what may have been a gunshot.

The victim had lived in the rented two-story house for just a few months, according to neighbors.



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