Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Woman Claims Bright Sun and Victim Caused Deadly Accident, NOT Texting

lotsofcrimetape.png
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Despite the results of a three-month investigation that found 20-year-old Ani Voskanian was texting when she struck and killed an 80-year-old Glendale man, her attorney says that's just not so,according to Glendale News-Press.

Voskanian appeared in court yesterday for her arraignment hearing but it was delayed after her attorney said he needed "more time to review the case." Her attorney insists Voskanian was not texting when she rolled through a stop sign and hit a man in the crosswalk. Instead, he claims that not only was sun in her eyes during the accident but that the man who was struck and killed by Voskanian actually hit her first.

Her attorney has admonished the Glendale Police Department for "trying the case in the press" and for a "gross misrepresentation of the facts."

It is expected that Voskanian will plead not guilty during her rescheduled arraignment on January 6th.