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September 4, 2004
Robert Chacon As the last of the men convicted in the slaying of her son four years ago apologized to her in court Friday, Leticia Aguirre stretched out her arms and moved to embrace him. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson told her to stop. Then he sentenced Rafael Gevorgyan, 19, to the maximum penalty of 18 years in prison for his part in Raul Aguirre's slaying. "Remember my words," Gevorgyan said in his 5-minute statement to Aguirre and the court.
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NEWS
September 15, 2003
Darleene Barrientos A plea bargain could be reached today on the charges against Anait Msryan, who is accused of driving two alleged attackers from the scene of Hoover High School student Raul Aguirre's death. "It's not formalized," Deputy Dist. Atty. Darrell Mavis said of the deal late Friday. "We'll be doing something [today]." Jury selection is also scheduled to begin today for Msryan, who was 14 at the time of the attack, and two men charged with Aguirre's slaying.
NEWS
May 24, 2000
Alecia Foster DOWNTOWN -- Attorneys for three teens accused of killing Hoover High School student Raul Aguirre said Tuesday they plan to file formal challenges to a new law allowing the youths to be tried as adults. Proposition 21, approved by voters March 7, allows prosecutors to try juveniles as young as 14 as adults without first going through lengthy court proceeding. "We believe it to be unconstitutional," said Mark Geragos, attorney for 17-year-old Karen Terteryan, one of the three teens charged in the case.
LOCAL
By Robert S. Hong | September 21, 2006
PASADENA — A participant in the fatal 2004 drive-by shooting of a 16-year-old in Glendale was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday. Richard Garcia, 19 of Echo Park, pleaded no contest in Pasadena Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter and attempted voluntary manslaughter charges and for having affiliation with a violent gang. "It was an appropriate sentence based on [Garcia's] level of participation in this very serious crime," said Dep. District Attorney Martin Bean, who prosecuted the case.
NEWS
July 20, 2005
Mark R. Madler City Councilwoman Stacey Murphy apologized Tuesday for the distraction to the city caused by her arrest last week on drug and child endangerment charges. In a statement read at Tuesday's council meeting, Murphy said she would be absent from the meetings until her Aug. 25 initial court appearance but did intend to fulfill the job she was elected to do. "I plan on continuing throughout my entire term," Murphy said in the statement.
NEWS
November 29, 1999
Buck Wargo CITY HALL - Ninety-one percent of residents said Glendale is a good place to live, but the community has some problems with gangs, traffic and overdevelopment, according to a city survey. The survey, which is being used to develop a long range financial plan, randomly interviewed 501 people between July 28 and Aug. 3 to gauge their interest in increasing city services. Some 6% of residents said that Glendale was not a good place to call home and 3% did not know the answer to the question.
NEWS
June 27, 2001
In regard to possible closure of the YWCA's pool, we would like to express our concerns. It has come to our attention that costs in maintaining the pool have escalated from $1,500 to $4,500 per month, according to the Glendale News-Press. Resoundingly, we agree that the sharp rise in overhead is cause for alarm and very plausible due to our ongoing energy crisis. However, we feel that arbitrarily closing a facility that promotes good health and positive recreation is not the answer.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | March 22, 2007
PASADENA — The man accused of shooting a 16-year-old Glendale boy to death in 2004 admitted to giving a completely false account of the incident to authorities while on the stand for the second day Wednesday. Deputy District Atty. Martin Bean spent more than an hour comparing statements 20-year-old Carlos Palma gave police to testimony he gave in Pasadena Superior Court on Tuesday in which he admitted to shooting 16-year-old Carlos Pinon on Dec. 30, 2004, in Glendale. "You lied to the police about everything, correct?"
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | July 13, 2007
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — The three men charged with beating a Glendale boy to death in 2004 sat side-by-side Thursday as their lawyers attempted to defend them against potentially damning videotaped confessions. Glendale residents Fredy Gudiel, Pedro Pena and William Torres were arrested about two weeks after they allegedly beat 17-year-old William Maldonado on June 26, 2004, with two baseball bats as he rode his bicycle down the 800 block of South Columbus Avenue. Maldonado died of his injuries two days later in the hospital.
LOCAL
July 2, 2008
No charges filed in high-speed chase Prosecutors have not filed charges against a man who was involved in a high-speed chase on Sunday that started in the city, court officials said. Javier Francisco Ovando, 31, was arrested on suspicion of evading a police officer and reckless driving after a pursuit that lasted an hour and spanned seven freeways. Ovando was scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, but since he bailed out, prosecutors have more time to file charges in the case, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office officials said.
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