2 men found guilty in killing of woman over unpaid debt [Updated]
A jury on Thursday found two men guilty of killing a 49-year-old Burbank woman for an unpaid debt as she opened her front door.
After deliberating for nearly two days, jurors found 29-year-old Burbank resident Armen Mangasaryan guilty of first-degree murder for shooting Jasmine Voskanian in the head, officials said.
[Update at 9:50 a.m.: Voskanian was killed Feb. 25, 2009]
He was also found guilty of causing death by discharging a handgun, said Shiara Dávila-Morales, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Mangasaryan faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life.
His accomplice and alleged getaway driver, 20-year-old Glendale resident Arpiar Terrgalstanyan, was found guilty of second-degree murder, Dávila-Morales said.
Terrgalstanyan was also found guilty on a weapons possession charge and faces at least 15 years to life in prison for the charges, Dávila-Morales said.
Voskanian had reportedly owed Bella Stepanyan, 26, of Burbank, a large amount of money. Authorities said the men were acting on her behalf.
Stepanyan was later arrested and convicted of being an accessory after the fact.
-- Veronica Rocha reporting for the Glendale News-PressShare a thought about Jasmine Voskanian on The Times' Homicide Report