PASADENA (CBS) —  Los Angeles County prosecutors say a man convicted of fatally shooting a Burbank woman has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.

The district attorney’s office says Armen Mangasaryan was sentenced Tuesday in Pasadena Superior Court. He was convicted of first-degree murder in August. Co-defendant Arpiar Terrgalstanyan, the getaway driver, was sentenced to 16 months plus 16 years to life in prison. A third defendant, Bella Stepanyan, 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.

Prosecutors say Jasmine Voskanian was shot in the face and killed in February 2009 when she opened the door for Mangasaryan.

Evidence presented during the trial revealed Voskanian owed money to Stepanyan.

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Comments (3)
  1. John says:

    Good!! Lock up these losers!!!

  2. mister s says:

    I used to take pride in the fact that I held no prejudice against any ethnic group, until I settled in LA and discovered Armenians. There are 2 types. The good middle class ones with jobs and or legit business operations. I work with some of these….. good people. These Armenians surnames usually end in “ian”. Then there are the arrogant ones that seem to come to this country with money. Thy are beyond rude, violent, act like they own the planet, and will sometimes open businesses that stay open despite having no actual clientele. Its usually a medical supply shop or bird store, or some other easy to maintain business. Im sure they are being used as a front for something. This second class of Armenians surnames usually end in “yan”, such as those in this article….. big surprise.

  3. Basturma says:

    I am Armenian, and you’re not far off mister s. “-yan” names tend to be Armenians from Armenia, that is ex-Soviets.

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