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PROP. 21 UNDER FIRE IN TEEN MURDER CASE.



Byline: Donna Huffaker Staff Writer

GLENDALE - A Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  Superior Court judge again postponed the arraignment A criminal proceeding at which the defendant is officially called before a court of competent jurisdiction, informed of the offense charged in the complaint, information, indictment, or other charging document, and asked to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or as otherwise permitted  of three teen-agers charged with murder in the May 5 slaying of a Hoover High School Hoover High School may refer to any of the following:
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  • Hoover High School, Glendale, CA
 student.

Judge Larry Paul Fidler continued the hearing Thursday after defense attorneys argued prosecutors erred in taking the case to the grand jury before a judge or magistrate could rule on whether the minors should be tried as adults.

Under Proposition 21, which defense attorneys also have challenged, minors charged with murder are sent immediately to the adult court, not to a hearing to determine whether they are fit for handling in Juvenile Court juvenile court

Special court handling problems of delinquent, neglected, or abused children. Two types of cases are processed by a juvenile court: civil matters, often concerning care of an abandoned or impoverished child, and criminal matters, arising from antisocial
.

Anait Ano Msryan, 14; Karen Terteryan, 18, and Rafael Gevorgyan, 15, are charged with murder, attempted murder In the criminal law, attempted murder is committed when the defendant does an act that is more than merely preparatory to the commission of the crime of murder and, at the time of these acts, the person has a specific intention to kill.  and street gang terrorism in the death of Hoover High senior Raul Aguirre. The teen-agers have been held at Eastlake Juvenile Hall since their arrest in May. Each is being held on $1 million bail.

Aguirre, who was not in a gang, was standing in front of the high school with a friend who was a Latino gang member. Glendale police say a carload carload

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 of Armenian gang members drove up and attacked the rival gang member and they fatally stabbed Aguirre and bludgeoned his head with a crowbar after he jumped in to help his friend.

Prosecutors say Msryan drove the car while Terteryan and Gevorgyan flashed gang signs. They claim that Gevorgyan hit Aguirre's head with the crowbar and Terteryan fatally stabbed the teen. Police found photographs of Msryan with Armenian gang members, flashing gang signs, in his car, prosecutors say.

Denying his client is a gang member, Gevorgyan's attorney, Andrew Flier, said Thursday that by going to the grand jury without a judge's ruling on whether they should be handled by Juvenile Court, the juveniles' rights were compromised.

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, spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office, said prosecutors will prepare a response to the argument and it will be presented at the next hearing, to be held Thursday.
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