Posted Aug. 23, 2010, 3:34 p.m.
Two men were found guilty last week in the February 2009 shooting death of a Burbank woman.
Jasmine Voskanian, a 49-year-old white woman, was shot to death Feb. 25, 2009, after she answered the door at her home in Burbank. Authorities allege that Voskanian had failed to repay a debt and was shot to death in retaliation.
Soon after the shooting, police arrested two men, Armen Mangasaryan, a 29-year-old white man, and Arpiar Tergalstanyan, a 20-year-old white man, in connection with her death.
Mangasaryan, the shooter, was convicted of first-degree murder and faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life. Tergalstanyan, the getaway driver, was found guilty of second-degree murder and could spend 15 years to life in prison.
In court, prosecutors argued that the two men carried out the killing for Bella Stepanyan, a 25-year-old white woman, who was owed a large sum of money by Voskanian. Stepanyan ...
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