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Text Message Murder Suspect Turns Himself In
The suspect in what has become known as the "Text Message Murder" turned himself in yesterday, after being released on bond in Puerto Rico in May. Zareh Manjikian, now 23, is accused of fatally shooting Mike Yepremyan,19, in North Hollywood in 2009, after the victim sent an insulting text message.The text message apparently insulted Manjikian's girlfriend's friend. Yepremyan was gunned down in the parking lot of the Sears at Valley Plaza. He was instructed by an anonymous to go there for a meeting.
Manjikian was caught in Puerto Rico, where a judge allowed him to be released, even though there was a no-bail arrest warrant in place from Los Angeles.
After Manjikian's release, local authorities andleaders, including area Councilman Paul Krekorian, sought a federal probe into the judge's actions.
Manjikian will be arraigned today or Monday.
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April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.