Fa­ther to plead not guilty in son’s death

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

The fa­ther of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found Fri­day near Lake Cachuma, Calif., will plead not guilty in the child’s death, his at­tor­ney said Satur­day.

Am­bro­sio Ro­driguez, the at­tor­ney for Ara­mazd An­dres­sian Sr., said his client is heart­bro­ken by the dis­cov­ery of his young son’s re­mains and in­tends to en­ter a not guilty plea.

Ara­mazd An­dres­sian Jr. van­ished in late April af­ter a fam­ily out­ing to Dis­ney­land. The Los An­ge­les County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment said his body was found in Santa Bar­bara County.

The coro­ner’s of­fice said it still must con­firm the iden­tity and de­ter­mine a cause of death.

An­dres­sian Sr. was ar­rested in Las Ve­gas and ex­tra­dited to Cal­i­for­nia on Fri­day. Pros­e­cu­tors say the South Pasadena man killed the boy to spite his es­tranged wife.

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