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Glendale man convicted of first-degree murder sentenced to 50 years to life

December 7, 2010 |  8:07 pm

Map shows location of the shooting in purple, as well nearby homicides, in red, since January 2007. Click for more details on The Times’ interactive Homicide Report.

A 29-year-old Glendale man convicted of shooting a female acquaintance in the face was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years to life in state prison, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said.

Pasadena Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench sentenced Armen Mangasaryan and his co-defendant Arpiar Terrgalstanyan, 21, who received 16 months plus 16 years to life in state prison.

In August, a jury convicted Mangasaryan of first-degree murder in the killing of Jasmine Voskanian, 49, of Burbank. Terrgalstanyan, who drove the getaway car, was convicted of second-degree murder. A third defendant, Bella Stepanyan, 27, pleaded no contest to one count of accessory after the fact. She was sentenced to 360 days in county jail and three years of formal probation.

Voskanian was fatally shot Feb. 25, 2009, after opening the door to Mangasaryan. Evidence presented during the trial revealed that the victim owed money to Stepanyan.

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-- Corina Knoll

Map: Location of the shooting is shown in purple, as well as other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report

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