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Demirdjians appear on Zarian show

Janine Marnien

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

Zarian show.


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.