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Tujunga man pleads no contest to manslaughter in wife's stabbing

A 55-year-old man pleaded no contest Thursday to stabbing his wife in their Tujunga home, according to Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Henrik Avetyan pleaded no contest to one count of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of Larisa Sarkisyan, 50. He also pleaded no contest to four counts of attempted murder. 

On May 7, 2015, Avetyan stabbed his wife after they got into an argument at their home, prosecutors said. Avetyan then injured himself before a family member discovered the scene, prosecutors added. 

Avetyan is scheduled return to court Aug. 23, when he faces a sentence of more than 21 years in state prison.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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