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Woman insists she was not texting when she fatally struck 80-year-old pedestrian

December 21, 2010 |  7:26 am


A 20-year-old woman accused of killing an 80-year-old pedestrian in Glendale insisted through her attorney she was not texting at the time of the crash.

The woman, Ani Voskanian, was taken into custody at her home last week on one felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter after police said a nearly three-month investigation showed she was texting at the time she drove through a stop sign and killed 80-year-old Misak Ranjbar.

On Monday, Voskanian appeared in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Glendale for arraignment, but it was postponed for two weeks because her attorney, Donald Levinson, said he needed more time to review the case.

"She was not texting," said Levinson, who accused the Glendale Police Department of "trying the case in the press" and a "gross misrepresentation of facts."

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Photo: Ani Voskanian after accident. Credit: Times Community News