Man linked to slayings of 3 family members in Hollywood pleads not guilty
A man accused of killing a Hollywood woman earlier this year pleaded not guilty Monday in court, and officials said they are continuing to investigate whether he is linked to the slayings of two members of the woman's family.
Alberd Tersargyan of Los Angeles was detained on an unrelated charge, but police say they have evidence he is involved in the slayings that shocked the Little Armenia area.
Eighteen months later, Safaryan's widow, Karine Hakobyan, 38, was found slumped in her car with a gunshot wound to the back of the head, blocks away from the first crime scene. The daughter, once again, discovered the body.
Law enforcement sources have told The Times that detectives believe Tersargyan was obsessed with Hakobyan and might have been stalking her for some time.
-- Shelby Grad
Photo: Family photos of Khachik Safaryan, 43, Lusine Safaryan, 8 and Karine Hakobyan, 38.