GLENDALE -- The parents of convicted murderer Michael Demirdjian will
appear on the “Larry Zarian Show” Thursday to discuss the effect their
son’s arrest and conviction has had on them, Zarian said.
Michael was convicted Nov. 1 of beating to death teens Blaine Talmo
Jr. and Christopher McCulloch, whose bodies were found at Valley View
Elementary School in July 2000. His attorney has appealed the conviction.
“It’s a kind of thing that’s tragic, but we need to discuss it if we
are going to learn anything from these kinds of situations,” Zarian said.
Gary and Sossi Demirdjian have maintained their son’sinnocent since
his arrest July 24, 2000.
Zarian said he plans to ask the Demirdjians to speak of Michael’s
upbringing in addition to questions regarding what they are going through
as parents. The focus would not be on specifics of the case, but on the
parental perspective, he said.
The Demirdjians agreed to do the show at Zarian’s request. Viewers can
also call in with their questions.
Charles T. Mathews, Michael’s attorney, has been a guest on a previous
IF YOU WATCH
WHAT: The “Larry Zarian Show,” with guests Gary and Sossi Demirdjian.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday.
WHERE: Charter Cable Channel 36.
TO CALL IN: 547-3668.