A 32-year-old man with ties to the Glendale area has been arrested and charged with murder in the December 30 shooting death of Adan Corea-Santillana of Winnetka. Artyom Gasparyan is also charged with 11 counts of attempted murder, five counts of second-degree robbery, two counts of carjacking, two counts of fleeing police while driving recklessly, two weapons charges and hit and run resulting in injury.
Murder, 11 attempted murders
Gasparyan is believed to have been involved in a deadly, violent crime spree that lasted for nearly 4 weeks in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Police in Burbank initially identified Gasparyan as a suspect in the unmotivated shooting of a Burbank homeowner in early December. Gasparyan eluded police and moved to Long Beach, Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Gasparyan’s crime spree ended when Los Angeles police officers shot him on the I-5, after he entered the freeway traveling the wrong way in an attempt to escape. He has been arraigned on all charges, but prosecutors have not yet determined whether they will seek the death penalty.
If you’ve been arrested for murder in Los Angeles, Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend is ready to help you. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience exclusively in criminal defense in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California and will work aggressively to get the murder charges against you dropped or reduced.
The penalties for first-degree murder in California are severe. If convicted, you could receive the death penalty, or lifetime imprisonment with or without parole. Certain felony convictions, like murder, are also considered Three Strikes Law offenses, and can produce a life sentence as a habitual offender if you’re convicted of less serious felony offenses in the future. You may already have accumulated one or more “three strikes” convictions, so avoiding additional convictions is important.
Robert Helfend works aggressively on behalf of his clients throughout the judicial process. Prosecutors throughout Southern California consider him a formidable adversary because of his tenacious defense, combined with his years of experience in criminal defense.
If you’ve been arrested for murder or another serious felony, you need the benefit of an experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County murder case.
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