South Pasadena Man Accused Of Murdering 5-Year-Old Son Pleads Not Guilty
Aramazd Andressian Sr., charged with the murder of his 5-year-old son whose remains were found Friday in Santa Barbara after two months of searches, pleaded not guilty today at an arraignment hearing in Alhambra. The L.A. County district attorney's office filed charges in mid-June, and Andressian Sr. was arrested in Las Vegas on June 23, after which he was extradited to Los Angeles.
Ambrosio Rodriguez, Andressian's attorney, says his client is receiving psychological evaluation, according to the L.A. Times. Andressian wore an anti-suicide smock (which can't be torn and used as a noose) to the hearing.
Ana Estevez, the boy's mother and Andressian's estranged ex-wife, arrived at the hearing with family and friends, according to L.A. Daily News.
Andressian's bail is set at $10 million and he will return to court on August 16 to set a date for a preliminary hearing. He could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted.
An autopsy on the boy is set for early this week, according to CBS.