Written By David Seo
Photo released by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Aramazd Andressian Sr. was sentenced 25 years to life in prison on Wednesday, August 23rd at the Alhambra Courthouse. Andressian Sr. plead guilty earlier this month for the murder of his five-year old son, Aramazd Andressian Jr, who initially went missing in South Pasadena in April.
Authorities suspected Andressian Sr. after he was found unconscious resulting from a suicide attempt with prescription pills, and his car doused with gasoline in the Arroyo Seco. After that, a months-long search was initiated by the South Pasadena Police Department, eventually being handed off to the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department and assisted by many other cities. During that time, Andressian Sr. left for Las Vegas.
In June, authorities had gathered enough evidence to arrest Andressian Sr. for murder, bringing him back to Los Angeles for a trial. Soon after, Andressian Jr.’s remains were located in Santa Barbara.
The victim’s mother, Ana Estevez, emotionally confronted her ex-husband at the hearing. These comments were the culmination of a divorce and custody battle as well as the four-month trial and investigation process of Andressian Sr., who initially pleaded ‘not guilty’ to first-degree murder.
“I hope you relive the image of murdering my baby every day of your insignificant life,” said Estevez, through broken sobs. “You are a failure as a father. You are a failure as a man. You are a failure as a human being.”
More coverage of this case can be found in Tiger’s News section archives and the upcoming September print issue.