Conviction: Two guilty in 2009 murder of Burbank woman
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 was later arrested and convicted of being an accessory to murder after the fact.
Mangasaryan and Tergalstanyan are scheduled to appear in court Sept. 29 for sentencing.
Glendale News-Press reporter Veronica Rocha has more on the story: Two guilty in woman's shooting death