A South Pasadena man who prosecutors allege killed his 5-year- old son was flown into Los Angeles from Las Vegas early Friday afternoon, where he was arrested a week ago.
Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, arrived at Long Beach Airport a little after noon. He will be incarcerated at Los Angeles County Jail, according to the sheriff’s department.
Andressian was arrested on June 23 on suspicion of killing Aramazd Andressian Jr., and has been in custody in Nevada since then in lieu of $10 million bail. The boy’s body has not been found.
An extradition hearing in Las Vegas on Tuesday cleared the way for Andressian’s return to the Southland. At the hearing in Las Vegas, Andressian, sporting dyed, light-colored hair, calmly told a judge that he would not resist being sent back to Los Angeles.
“If California wants me, they can come get me,” Andressian told the judge.
Andressian spent the 47 days prior to his arrest “socializing” in Las Vegas, L.A County Sheriff’s Homicide Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
Andressian planned his son’s murder to get back at his estranged wife during a “tumultuous” divorce and then tried to commit suicide — before heading to Las Vegas to prepare to flee the country, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said Monday.
“This is one of those cases that tore people’s hearts,” Capt. Christopher Bergner of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said at a news conference.
The investigation into the death included several weeks of surveillance, during which the suspect “significantly” changed his appearance, acted in a manner inconsistent with the behavior of a grieving parent and appeared to be planning to flee to a country from which he could not be extradited, Mendoza said.
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