After a South Pasadena father was sentenced to 25 years to life for killing his personal son on Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives launched new details about the homicide, together with how the kid died and a plot to body his mom.
Aramazd Andressian Sr. smothered Aramazd Andressian Jr. to loss of life with a toddler’s jacket inside an hour of the pair getting to Santa Barbara County on April 21, sheriff’s Detective Louie Aguilera instructed reporters outdoors the courthouse following the defendant’s sentencing listening to.
The murder occurred simply previous Lake Cachuma. After, Anressian Sr. put the boy’s physique in a wilderness space about 1 to 2 miles past the lake, Aguilera stated.
Andressian had plotted to kill the little boy about three or 4 months earlier than committing the homicide, in accordance to the detective. He then deliberate to kill himself and make it seem as if his estranged spouse, Ana Estevez, have been concerned.
The couple had been concerned in a contentious divorce, and investigators have cited revenge as a motive within the case.
“His intentions were to kill the child, kill himself and have everyone point the finger at Ana, as her having something to do with it,” Aguilera stated. “He had put some things in motion prior to – months in advance – to point toward her … alleging that she may have had something to do with following him, he felt he was in danger and he let people know about this.”
Investigators have been in a position to show that was not the case, and that Estevez by no means posed a hazard, he added.
Andressian Sr. remained on the lake for about eight hours earlier than heading again to the Los Angeles space.
The following morning, he was discovered unconscious close to his automobile at Arroyo Park in South Pasadena, the place he went instantly upon his return from Santa Barbara County.
“He was going to kill himself,” however handed out from taking too many prescription drugs, in accordance to Aguilera.
Estevez reported her son lacking that very same day, when Andressian Sr. missed a deliberate custody change.
A short while later, he was arrested on suspicion of kid abduction and endangerment; he was later let go due to lack of proof, nonetheless.
Andressian Sr. was arrested once more on June 23 after going to Las Vegas. Authorities grew to become involved when he utilized for passport, and that’s after they determined to make the arrest, in accordance to Aguilera.
The physique of Andressian Jr. was found on July 1, the identical day his father was extradited to Los Angeles the place he already confronted a homicide cost within the case.
Andressian Sr. confessed on the jail as soon as he was introduced again to L.A., telling authorities he needed to have a correct burial for his son, and that he needed to plead responsible and go to jail straight away, Aguilera stated.
The defendant initially pleaded not responsible, however entered the open responsible plea to one rely of first-degree homicide throughout a preliminary listening to on Aug. 1.
Andressian Sr.’s protection lawyer, Ambrosio Rodriguez, instructed KTLA that the plea took greater than a month as a result of he wanted time to go over the case.
In addition to the jail sentence, Judge Cathryn Brougham ordered Andressian Sr. to pay restitution to the sufferer’s household.
Meanwhile, Aguilera, who was amongst those that labored the case for months, referred to as it “difficult” for everybody concerned in it.
“With the sentencing today, you can’t call it closure,” he stated. “Because how can you put closure to a case where a 5-year-old child was killed by his father, the person that is supposed to protect him, guide him from harm, be his role model? It’s really difficult for us.”