Father to plead not guilty in son’s death
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.