A 37-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for killing a Glendale man in a scheme to collect on the victim's $2.5-million insurance policy, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
On June 24, a jury found Hovanes “John” Maskovian guilty of first-degree murder and attempted kidnapping of his ex-boyfriend, Joshua V. West. Jurors also found true the special circumstance allegations of lying in wait, murder for financial gain, and murder during an attempted kidnapping.
A separate jury on June 23 found his younger brother Hachik “Kriss” Maskovian, 31, guilty of the same charges.
On April 24, 2013, West was lured to a Sun Valley location where he was beaten, run over by a car, and shot by the two men, prosecutors said. West’s body was dumped in the 10200 block of Penrose ...