MURDER SUSPECTS TO BE ARRAIGNED.Byline: Lee Condon Condon is a surname that originated in Ireland. The name is derived from a French surname de Caunteton, which came to Ireland with Norman settlers in the 12th century AD. In Irish the surname is Condún. Daily News Staff Writer
Six men charged with murder in the fatal shootings of two men at a Glendale clothing store were ordered Thursday to be arraigned in Pasadena Superior Court.
Glendale Municipal Judge Laura Matz said there was a reasonable suspicion Reasonable suspicion is a legal standard in United States law that a person has been, is, or is about to be, engaged in criminal activity based on specific and articulable facts and inferences. that the six men committed the crimes alleged by prosecutor prosecutor
Government attorney who presents the state's case against the defendant in a criminal prosecution. In some countries (France, Japan), public prosecution is carried out by a single office. In the U.S., states and counties have their own prosecutors. Eleanor Hunter during a preliminary hearing.
Hunter claimed that the six men were responsible for the deaths of Edmon Tokatlyan, 19, and Artur Atyan, 23, who were killed in a Dec. 17 shootout Shootout
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Authorities claim Atyan and seven accomplices went to the store that night to extort To compel or coerce, as in a confession or information, by any means serving to overcome the other's power of resistance, thus making the confession or admission involuntary. To gain by wrongful methods; to obtain in an unlawful manner, as in to compel payments by means of threats of money from owner Ara Karapetian. Atyan and Tokatlyan, a friend of Karapetian's nephew NEPHEW, dom. rel. The son of a person's brother or sister. Amb. 514; 1 Jacob's Ch. R. 207. , were killed in a gunfight.
Charged in the case are Hovhanes Takvoryan, 23; Karen Takvoryan, 22; Hovik Fiterz, 36, of North Hollywood; Khoren Broutian, 32, of Hollywood; Gagik Kazarian, 44, of Glendale; and Mger Tagvoryan, 23, of North Hollywood. A seventh suspect remains at large. Defense lawyers argued that their clients were there to talk about a business dispute with the store owner, not to extort money.
``This was at best an argument that may have gotten heated,'' said defense lawyer Alex Kessell. The lawyers noted that no testimony was presented tying their clients to actual shootings, and that Atyan was the only person positively identified as having a gun in his hand at the time of the shootout.