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December 17, 2011 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A Hollywood man who sent instant messages telling a friend how to kill his ex-girlfriend's family was found guilty Thursday of murdering two people and attempting to murder a third. Vitaliy Krasnoperov, 26, helped Ifetkar Murtaza, 27, of Van Nuys devise an elaborate plan to kill the family of Murtaza's ex-girlfriend, Shayona Dhanak, after she broke up with him, prosecutor Howard Gundy said. Dhanak's parents were devout Hindus who disapproved of the relationship with Murtaza, a non-practicing Muslim, Gundy said.
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January 17, 2014 | By Christopher Goffard
A 29-year-old Mission Hills man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday for his role in the kidnapping and murder of members of an Anaheim Hills family in 2007. Charles Anthony Murphy Jr. was found guilty in December of two counts of murder with special circumstances, plus counts of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Two other defendants in the case -- Iftekhar Murtaza, 29, of Van Nuys, and Vitaliy Krasnoperov, 28, of Hollywood -- have also been convicted in connection with the murders.
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January 17, 2014 | By Christopher Goffard
A 29-year-old Mission Hills man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday for his role in the kidnapping and murder of members of an Anaheim Hills family in 2007. Charles Anthony Murphy Jr. was found guilty in December of two counts of murder with special circumstances, plus counts of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Two other defendants in the case -- Iftekhar Murtaza, 29, of Van Nuys, and Vitaliy Krasnoperov, 28, of Hollywood -- have also been convicted in connection with the murders.
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December 17, 2011 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A Hollywood man who sent instant messages telling a friend how to kill his ex-girlfriend's family was found guilty Thursday of murdering two people and attempting to murder a third. Vitaliy Krasnoperov, 26, helped Ifetkar Murtaza, 27, of Van Nuys devise an elaborate plan to kill the family of Murtaza's ex-girlfriend, Shayona Dhanak, after she broke up with him, prosecutor Howard Gundy said. Dhanak's parents were devout Hindus who disapproved of the relationship with Murtaza, a non-practicing Muslim, Gundy said.
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July 7, 2007 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
When defending Vitaliy Krasnoperov, a West Hollywood man charged in connection with two slayings and a beating so brutal that they have drawn nationwide attention, friends often mention his motorcycle and his mother. The 21-year-old, who was working at a loan company and planning to enroll in community college, lived with his mother, Tatyana, and their black cat, Benny, in a small San Vicente Boulevard apartment.
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June 23, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Murder charges were filed Friday against Vitaliy Krasnoperov, the second suspect in the murders of two members of an Anaheim Hills family and the severe beating of a third. Wearing jeans and a T-shirt with the words "Hard 8 Hot Rod," Krasnoperov, a 21-year-old West Hollywood resident, said only "Yes, sir" to the judge when asked if he understood the proceeding. His arraignment was postponed to Tuesday in Santa Ana. He is being held without bail.
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June 27, 2007 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
The mother of a man charged with the murders of two members of an Anaheim Hills family said Tuesday that her son was blameless. "Innocent. My son is innocent, you will see," Tatyana Krasnoperova said to two reporters in a courthouse hallway as she and other relatives walked by. Arraignment for her son, Vitaliy Krasnoperov, 21, of West Hollywood, was postponed to July 6.
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June 20, 2007 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
Authorities have arrested an acquaintance of a Van Nuys man charged last week in the Orange County slayings of his ex-girlfriend's father and sister and severe beating of her mother. Vitaliy Krasnoperov, 21, of West Hollywood was taken into custody Thursday by police in Chandler, Ariz., and booked at the Maricopa County Jail, according to authorities. He is expected to be extradited to Orange County by week's end.
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August 11, 2007 | Tony Barboza, Times Staff Writer
Two men pleaded not guilty Friday to slaying the father and sister of a former girlfriend of one of them and the severe beating of her mother at the family's Anaheim Hills home in May. Iftekhar Murtaza, 22, of Van Nuys, and Vitaliy Krasnoperov, 21, of West Hollywood, are charged with two counts of murder and one of attempted murder in the May 21 deaths of Jayprakash and Karishma Dhanak, the father and older sister of Shayona Dhanak, an 18-year-old UC Irvine student who had dated Murtaza.
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August 17, 2007 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
A third young man arrested this week in connection with the gruesome May slayings of an Anaheim Hills father and daughter had performed community service work at the Irvine park where their charred bodies were discovered, according to court documents. Charles Anthony Murphy Jr., 22, of Mission Hills was taken into custody Wednesday at the Irvine Spectrum's Adidas store, where he had worked almost a year as a part-time sales associate, company officials said.
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July 7, 2007 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
When defending Vitaliy Krasnoperov, a West Hollywood man charged in connection with two slayings and a beating so brutal that they have drawn nationwide attention, friends often mention his motorcycle and his mother. The 21-year-old, who was working at a loan company and planning to enroll in community college, lived with his mother, Tatyana, and their black cat, Benny, in a small San Vicente Boulevard apartment.
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June 21, 2007 | Ashley Powers and Yvonne Villarreal, Times Staff Writers
The young men were an affable, tightknit pair, partying side by side in Hollywood and working together in Van Nuys. Iftekhar Murtaza now sits in Orange County Jail, charged with the murders of two members of his former girlfriend's family and the severe beating of a third. Vitaliy Krasnoperov, awaiting extradition in Phoenix, is considered a person of interest in the crimes. Their arrests have stunned neighbors and friends.
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