Los Angeles investigators accuse Aramazd Andressian, 35, of murdering his 5-year-old son, “Picqui,” in revenge against his ex-wife because of their divorce battle. Andressian’s lawyer, who said his client would plead not guilty at his arraignment Monday, accused police of a “rush to judgment.”
The search for Aramazd Andressian Jr., known as Picqui by his family, began after his father was found unconscious in a South Pasadena, California, park in April. The dad claimed he passed out after taking prescription pills and that he did not know what happened to his son. His car had been doused in gasoline.
The father was initially charged with child neglect and child endangerment, but those charges were dropped for lack of evidence. He moved to Las Vegas, shaved his beard and dyed his black hair blond, according to investigators. Andressian was arrested last week and charged with murder because police suspected he was planning to flee the country.
Investigators now believe the boy was killed hours after his father took him to Disneyland. The child’s body was found at a California lake where his father had been seen the morning after the Disneyland visit. Nancy Grace and Alan Duke look at the latest in the case in this Crime Stories episode.
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