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Man Sentenced in Slaying of Northridge Store Owner

July 11, 2002|From a Times Staff Writer

A 29-year-old Pasadena man was sentenced Wednesday to 51 years to life for the shooting death of a jewelry store owner during a robbery attempt in Northridge.

San Fernando Superior Court Judge Charles Peven sentenced Gaik Papazyan to 25 years to life for first-degree murder, 25 years to life for discharging a handgun and causing death, and eight months for possessing a silencer.

The sentences will run consecutively.

He was convicted May 16 in the death of Karo Zeytounyan, 44, of Diamond Bar in Zeytounyan's store in December 2000.

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