– A third suspect arrested in connection with the Feb. 25 fatal
shooting of a Burbank woman at her home is scheduled to be arraigned
today on a capital murder charge.
Stepanyan, 25 (dob 8-3-83), is scheduled to be arraigned at Pasadena
Superior Court, Dept. E. She was charged Wednesday with one count of
murder with the special allegation of lying in wait.
complaint also charges co-defendants Armen Mangasaryan, 29, and
Arpiar Terrgalstanyan, 20, with the special allegation of lying in
wait, making all three defendants eligible for the death penalty.
Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty or
life in prison without possibility of parole.
after midnight on Feb. 25, Jasmine Voskanian answered either a knock
at the door or the doorbell at her Burbank home in the 4200 block of
West Jacaranda Avenue. She was shot once and died at the scene.
Police allege Stepanyan planned the murder because of an unpaid
money debt and Mangasaryan fired the fatal shot.
and Terrgalstanyan were charged Feb. 27 with one count each of
murder. Mangasaryan also was charged with the special allegations of
personal discharge of a handgun. In addition, Terrgalstanyan was
charged with one felony count of possession of a silencer and two
felony counts of possession of an assault weapon, including a
semiautomatic rifle. Each man pleaded not guilty on Feb. 27.
defendants are being held without bail.