Attorney of convicted child killer, Aramazd Andressian, was arrested as she attempted to shoot herself dead at the same lake where the client dumped his son’s body last year
Attorney Rebecca Lizarraga, 50, was arrested Thursday after a stand-off with police near Bradbury Dam in Santa Barbara, California
Cops said she fired her gun several times and threatened to kill herself
Lake is the same location where the torched, decomposing body of five-year-old Aramazd ‘Piqui’ Andressian Jr. was found dumped in June 2017
Aramazd Andressian, 35, pled guilty to murdering the son after a trip to Disneyland in a revenge plot against his estranged wife, Ana Estavez
Lizarraga represented Andressian in his divorce and helped him win joint custody a week before Piqui was killed
Her suicide attempt came on the one-year anniversary of Andressian being jailed for 25 years and a child protection law being passed in Piqui’s name
The attorney of a California man who murdered his five-year-old son after taking him to Disneyland has tried to kill herself in the same spot where the boy’s body was dumped.
Rebecca Lizarraga, 50, [photo, right], was arrested on Thursday following a two hour stand-off with police near Bradbury Dam in Santa Barbara, California after she fired her gun several times while threatening to kill herself.
The lake is the same location where the badly decomposed body of Aramazd ‘Piqui’ Andressian Jr. was found dumped in June last year after he went missing two months earlier while in his father’s care.
Lizarraga was the family attorney who represented Piqui’s father, Aramazd Andressian, in his bitter divorce and helped him win back custody of his son just one week before the boy was murdered.
Lizarraga was the family attorney who represented Piqui’s father, Aramazd Andressian, in his bitter divorce and helped him win back custody of his son just one week before the boy was murdered after a trip to Disneyland.
California attorney Rebecca Lizarraga, [photo],Thursday following a stand-off with police near Bradbury Dam in Santa Barbara, after she fired her gun and threatened to kill herself
Santa Barbara Sheriff’s deputies responded to the lakeside location on Thursday afternoon after one of Lizarraga’s family members called 911 to report that she was armed and suicidal.
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Authorities described her as being ‘distraught’ and that she fired several shots over the duration of the two hour stand-off.
Lizarraga was taken into custody after deputies used ‘less lethal impact weapons’ to subdue her, before she was transferred to hospital for mental health evaluations.
The sheriff’s office said they would recommend to the district attorney’s office that she be charged with illegal and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Lizarraga was not involved with Andressian’s criminal case after he was charged with the murder of his son.
She represented him in his bitter divorce and custody battle with Piqui’s mother Ana Estevez.
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Lizarraga fought hard to obtain the joint custody outcome and court documents tied to the divorce showed the estranged couple eventually agreed in April last year to take care of the boy on alternating weeks.
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Andressian took his son to Disneyland about a week later on April 21.
Authorities said Andressian killed his son after the day out in a revenge plot to get back at his estranged wife.
Investigators revealed at his trial that Andressian had smothered his son to death with a child’s jacket in his car about an hour after they arrived in Santa Barbara.
His father was found passed out in a park the following morning, sparking an intensive search for the boy. Andressian had taken prescription pills and was found in a car doused in gasoline in an apparent suicide attempt.
During Andressian’s sentencing hearing last year, his sobbing estranged wife wished him an eternity in hell.
‘I hope you relive the image of murdering my baby every day of your insignificant life,’ Estevez told Andressian just before he was sentenced.
‘May your dark soul burn in eternal hell.’
Estevez also called her husband a failure as a father, a man and a human being.
‘There is no real pain, just an incomprehensible deadness. Like my son, I, too, have died,’ she said.
The boy’s mother has spent the past year lobbying lawmakers for family court reform in her slain son’s honor.
Piqui’s Resolution was finally passed on Thursday, which will aim to protect children by prioritizing their safety in custody battles.
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