California male pleads not guilty to killing 5-year-old boy

Monday, July 3, 2017|1:58 p.m.

ALHAMBRA, Calif.– A California guy who authorities state eliminated his son after a household journey to Disneyland pleaded innocent to a murder charge Monday, days after his boy’s body was discovered near a Southern California lake.

Aramazd Andressian Sr., hands shackled at his waist, appeared before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cathryn Brougham, who set bail at $10 million and scheduled an initial hearing for Aug. 16.

Authorities have stated Andressian killed his boy, Aramazd Andressian Jr., to obtain back at his estranged wife. However they haven’t divulged how the kid was eliminated, what evidence there is linking the dad to the boy’s death or what led them to discover the young boy’s body more than two months after his disappearance.

Homicide detectives discovered the remains of the young boy near Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County on June 30. Before discovering the remains, authorities had two times formerly browsed the lake unsuccessfully, using pets and a dive team.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives have actually said they think the kid was killed early April 21 after a trip to Disneyland. Andressian told authorities that he drove that day about 145 miles (233 kilometers) to Lake Cachuma.

Andressian was brought back to Los Angeles recently from Las Vegas, where he had been living for more than a month.

Defense attorney Ambrosio Rodriguez said outside court his client was “in a state of shock” which a blue smock his customer used during the arraignment was a suicide-prevention garment. Andressian was likewise being examined by a prison psychiatrist, he stated.

“Undoubtedly my customer is handling this and being accused of killing his child and his boy’s body discovered,” Rodriguez stated. “This is an awful day. In a long line of horrible days.”

Rodriguez declined to comment when asked what his client states taken place to his child and would not address other concerns about the case.

The young boy’s mother and dozens of other member of the family attending the arraignment Monday.

“We are all mourning right now,” Shaun Estevez, the boy’s uncle, stated after the arraignment. “We’re really injuring.”

He stated his sis, the young boy’s mother, is still trying to come to grips with her kid’s death.

“We’re here for justice for Piqui,” he stated, using the young boy’s nickname. “He was a great kid.”

Estevez stated “no words might describe” seeing the dad in court.

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