spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
"It was a bizarre crime scene," Glendale Det. Keith Soboleski
said. "It was pretty graphic."
Aslanyan was pronounced dead in front of the couple's Chestnut
Street home just before 6 a.m. Tuesday.
She was stabbed several times in the chest and back, in what
police believe was a domestic dispute, Glendale Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
Iskandari was cooperative when arrested a few hours after police
arrived on the scene, and he confessed to the murder Wednesday after
interrogation with detectives, Soboleski said.
"This is a very unfortunate incident," Lorenz said. "Domestic
violence is something that cannot be ignored. It's not just a family
problem. It's a horrible way for a marriage of 40 years to come to an
The couple had three children, Soboleski said.
"The family is having a hard time because they are burying a loved
one, and on the other hand a loved one is locked up," he said.
Glendale Police, in conjunction with local organizations like the
YWCA, offer services to help combat domestic violence -- services
that should be utilized, Lorenz said.
"What people have to realize, they have an outlet in this
community," he said.
"And I have to say, it's fortunate we have service that others
Iskandari is being held at the Inmate Reception Center in Los
Angeles, pending an 8:30 a.m. arraignment today at Pasadena Superior
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