October 14, 2009
Zain Shauk A set of news articles hangs on the walls of attorney Mark Geragos’ office, a record of the high-profile cases he has argued. A New York Times story, enlarged and affixed to a shelf display, bears the headline, “For Lawyer, It’s Michael Jackson on Line 1, Scott Peterson on Line 2.” Other articles touch on his defense of Greg Anderson, a personal trainer caught up in a performance-enhancing drug investigation related to Barry Bonds and the Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative, and actress Winona Ryder, who was arrested on shoplifting charges in 2001.
December 16, 2005
Christopher Shahnazari was killed while aiding his mother in an attempted robbery.GLENDALE -- A Pasadena Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that a 24-year-old Sunland man charged with the murder of 21-year-old Christopher Shahnazari, who was fatally shot last month while trying to aid his mother from robbers, will stand trial. Judge Fred Fujioka ruled that the case against Edmond Ovasapyan, who is charged with one count of murder and one felony count of robbery, should go before a jury.
June 5, 2003
Darleene Barrientos The trial of three teens accused of killing Hoover High School student Raul Aguirre was set for Sept. 8 after a challenge disputing the legality of a search warrant was denied Wednesday. As Aguirre waited at a bus stop in front of his school on May 5, 2000, two reputed gang members attacked his former Taco Bell co-worker, police said. Aguirre tried to help the boy. Rafael Gevorgyan, 18, is accused of hitting Aguirre in the head with a crow bar during the fight.
May 6, 2003
LCF resident to defend Scott Peterson LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- A resident has become a little bit more well known by agreeing to defend Scott Peterson, the Modesto man accused of killing his wife Laci and their unborn child. Mark Geragos announced Friday he had agreed to defend Peterson in the highly publicized case. Geragos is also the attorney for Karen Terteryan, who allegedly stabbed Hoover High School student Raul Aguirre through the heart May 5, 2000.
November 20, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Taxpayers will be footing the bill for at least one of the lawyers representing the teens accused of stabbing a 17-year-old boy to death outside Toll Middle School. Karen Terteryan, 20, Rafael Gevorgyan, 17, and Anait Msryan, 16, have been in jail since shortly after Raul Aguirre was slain May 5, 2000, when he tried to intervene in what police said was a gang fight. Last month, mounting legal fees prompted Ted Flier, Msryan's attorney, to ask that he and two other attorneys be appointed as the attorneys in the case.
November 18, 2000
I am calling about the Top 103 Most Influential People list. I wanted to say it was in extremely poor taste, to rank Hoover High School co-principals Kevin Welsh and Pam Good as No. 7, and defense attorney Mark Geragos, who is representing one of the alleged killers of Hoover student Raul Aguirre, at No. 8. Putting Geragos' face next to Welsh and Good was obviously done for journalistic sensationalism. I think under the circumstances the paper could have done better.
September 29, 2000
Tim Willert LOS ANGELES -- A superior court judge will decide Wednesday whether three teenagers accused in the stabbing death of a Hoover High senior will be tried in juvenile court. Judge Paul Fidler delayed Thursday's hearing to give defense attorneys more time to study the complicated language of Proposition 21, a statewide initiative that allows juveniles to be tried as adults. Karen Terteyran, 18, Rafael Gevorgyan, 15, and Anait Ano Msryan, 14, are charged with murder, attempted murder and street gang terrorism in the May 5 stabbing death of Raul Aguirre.
August 9, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta DOWNTOWN -- At least one high-profile criminal defense attorney is convinced prejudice is corrupting the local justice system. Known locally for representing clients such as Glendale Police Department spokesman Chahe Keuroghelian and one of the three teens charged in connection with the stabbing death of Hoover High School student Raul Aguirre, Mark Geragos believes Armenians are being targeted by the Glendale Police Department and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
August 5, 2000
Jenna Bordelon GLENDALE -- The trial of a civilian Glendale police spokesman accused of domestic violencre has been delayed for the fifth time since December, 1999. Criminal court officials said the trial of civilian Glendale police spokesman Chahe Keuroghelian will be delayed until Sept. 1 in Division Four of the San Bernadino County Courthouse in Rancho Cucamonga. The cause of the delay was not known, court officials said. Defense attorney Mark Geragos could not be reached for comment.
August 1, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- An attorney involved in some of the area's most well-known cases will talk about the American justice system and the involvement of Armenians within it at Brandview Collections on Monday. Mark Geragos will be the featured speaker at a lecture series sponsored by Armenian International Magazine titled "Millennium Dinners." Geragos has gained national notoriety defending clients such as Susan McDougal. He is also the attorney for one of the three teens charged in connection with the recent stabbing death of Hoover High School student Raul Aguirre.