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November 8, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 15-year-old boy was ordered to stand trial as an adult Tuesday in the slayings of two boys on a La Crescenta schoolyard. After a preliminary hearing, Glendale Superior Court Judge Barbara Lee Burke ruled prosecutors had sufficient evidence to try Michael Hrayr Demirdjian on two counts of murder, with the special circumstances of torture and robbery, in the July deaths of Blaine Talmo Jr., 14, and Christopher McCulloch, 13. Demirdjian is also charged with two counts of robbery.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2000
A 15-year-old boy was ordered to stand trial as an adult Tuesday in the slayings of two boys at a La Crescenta schoolyard. After a preliminary hearing, Glendale Superior Court Judge Barbara Lee Burke ruled prosecutors had sufficient evidence to try Michael Hrayr Demirdjian on two counts of murder, with the special circumstances of torture and robbery in the July deaths of Blaine Talmo Jr., 14, and Christopher McCulloch, 13. Demirdjian is also charged with two counts of robbery.
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November 7, 2000
More than one killer may be responsible for the gruesome playground slayings of two teenage boys in La Crescenta, and the crime may have been gang-related, a police investigator said Monday. Michael Hrayr Demirdjian, a 15-year-old boy charged as an adult with the murders of the two boys, is linked to the notorious Crips gang, testified Dennis Smith, a robbery-homicide investigator for Glendale Police Department, during the first day of preliminary hearings in Glendale Superior Court.
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April 30, 2003 | Hilda M. Munoz, Times Staff Writer
An appeals court on Tuesday upheld a teenager's conviction for killing two youths on a school playground in La Crescenta nearly three years ago. Michael Demirdjian argued that there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction and that two life sentences without the possibility of parole are cruel and unusual punishment. But the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles concluded that evidence gathered from the youth's home and cuts on his hands confirmed Demirdjian's involvement in the killings.
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August 26, 1997 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A woman who authorities said fired a handgun into a Pasadena law office Monday died of multiple wounds from gunshots, apparently fired by police. Authorities received a call from neighbors at 7:05 p.m. that a woman was firing shots into the building, in the 500 block of South Marengo Avenue, police said. The woman, described as being dressed in black, "was asked repeatedly to drop the weapon, said Pasadena Police Cmdr. Mary Schander.
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August 27, 1997 | RICHARD WINTON and KEN ELLINGWOOD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Around the converted Pasadena bungalow that houses the law offices of Charles T. Mathews, something had gone terribly wrong. Mathews, a lawyer who has tangled in court with some of Hollywood's biggest names, feared for his life. It was his former legal secretary. They'd had a "dating or engagement relationship," Mathews said in court papers, and now she was threatening to kill him.
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March 24, 1991
A 67-year-old retired airline mechanic from Hawthorne who was convicted of fatally shooting his girlfriend and another woman was sentenced Friday to two concurrent life terms in prison without possibility of parole. Before sentencing Hoyt Conway Watkins, Torrance Superior Court Judge Francis Hourigan rejected defense attorney Charles T. Mathews' motions asking for either a new trial or a reduction of the charges from murder to manslaughter.
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November 10, 1991 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harry Christ Manos, a nationally respected science teacher at a Montebello high school, spent last Christmas Day--his 50th birthday--in the Alhambra City Jail, accused of murder. The murder allegations, stemming from a jar of severed male genitals found in his Alhambra home, were soon dropped. But Manos' legal nightmare did not end until Oct. 9, when a Pasadena Superior Court judge dismissed charges that he sexually molested a 17-year-old Utah boy who had lived with the teacher.
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November 7, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former news helicopter pilot Robert Pettee has been arrested on suspicion of illegally providing two machine guns to a friend who later sold them to undercover federal agents, the U.S. attorney's office said Tuesday. Officials said Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents and Los Angeles police officers took Pettee, 51, into custody near his Mount Washington home at 8:15 a.m. Monday.
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August 3, 2010 | By Megan O'Neil, Los Angeles Times
It's been a decade since La Crescenta resident Frank Hoogenhuizen peered over his back wall onto the playground of Valley View Elementary School and discovered the bodies of two boys, 14 and 13, lying near his property. But time has done nothing to ease the memory. "I said, 'Hey, guys, it's getting dark. Are you asleep?'" Hoogenhuizen recalled. What he saw after looking closer made him pause. A large rock pressed against one of the boy's heads, which was badly discolored.
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