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LOCAL
February 10, 2006
Jury continues deliberations Jurors continue deliberating today in the trial against a Glendale man accused of setting fire to his grandmother's room and killing her last March. Antranik Khajarian, 38, faces one count of murder with special circumstances of arson, one count of arson causing great bodily injury, one count of arson to an inhabited structure and one count of possession of flammable material, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
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NEWS
By Geghard Arakelian | December 2, 2005
The mixed outcome of the arson and attempted murder trial of a La Crescenta man leaves one victim, a former resident of La Crescenta, in shock while the charges alone surprised another resident, one who knew the accused as a community volunteer.After her house burned down twice in what L.A. County Sheriff's detectives classified as arson cases, Anahit Artsvelyan said the experiences and tribulations caused her family to move out of the community. The Artsvelyan house in the 3000 block of El Caminito Street burned twice in the spring of 2004.
NEWS
March 9, 2000
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- A small apartment fire that neighbors extinguished with garden hoses Wednesday appears to be a case of arson, a fire official said. The fire broke out at about 1:30 p.m. in the kitchen of a first-floor apartment at 601 Palm Drive, Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Steve Howard said. Upstairs neighbors discovered the fire and put it out with a garden hose before firefighters arrived, Howard said. No one was home in the apartment when the fire started, he said.
LOCAL
January 26, 2006
Jury selection is expected to continue today in the trial of a 37-year-old Glendale man accused of killing his 94-year-old grandmother in March, when he allegedly set her room on fire, Pasadena Superior Court officials said. Antranik Khajarian faces one count of murder with special circumstances of arson, two counts of arson and one count of possessing flammable material for allegedly dousing Arpine Demerjian's room with gasoline, then setting it on fire. Pretrial motions will continue in the case today, a court clerk said.
NEWS
March 14, 2000
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- Nearly three months have passed since fire roared across 524-acres of brush in the San Rafael Hills, and arson investigators still have no cause. That's got Glendale fire officials nervous a cause may never be established. "The colder the trail gets the more difficult it is to determine the actual cause," said Asst. Fire Chief Chris Gray. Los Angeles County fire officials are in charge of the investigation because the Dec. 21 fire started just outside Glendale borders at Starland and Sugarloaf drives.
NEWS
February 24, 2004
A man injured in a suspicious fire that destroyed three businesses last week continued to recover Monday from the burns he suffered and is expected to undergo surgery today. The 36-year-old man, whose name and city of residence were not released, was being treated Monday at the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks. The man and Glendale Firefighter Robert Bishop were injured in the blaze that broke out about 6:40 a.m. Feb. 15, which destroyed three businesses at 4121 Pennsylvania Ave. and caused about $1.4 million in damage.
NEWS
June 8, 2004
Robert Chacon A judge ordered a La Crescenta man Monday to face charges of attempted murder for allegedly setting fire to his neighbors' home twice. A Pasadena judge ruled Monday that prosecutors have enough evidence to try Gary Glazier, 62, after his attorney asked the judge to dismiss four counts of attempted murder. Glazier was arrested May 13 on suspicion of trying to burn down the home of Albert Artsvelyan earlier that day. Artsvelyan's family was staying at a relative's house while their home was being repaired from a previous fire.
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