A jury found Wednesday that a 75-year-old man who strangled his wife of 44 years in a Montebello senior citizens complex was sane at the time of the killing.
The Los Angeles Superior Court panel deliberated about 2 1/2 hours before returning its finding in the case of Baghdo Hayrapetyan, who was convicted Oct. 30 of second-degree murder for the March 5, 2012, death of his wife, Anahit.
The couple had argued before Hayrapetyan strangled his 63-year-old spouse, according to Deputy District Attorney Pak Kouch.
The woman was dead when police arrived. Her husband, 72 at the time, was found with self-inflicted stab wounds.
Hayrapetyan is facing 15 years to life in prison, with sentencing scheduled for Feb. 10.
— City News Service