The grieving mother of a 5-year-old South Pasadena boy who was killed by his father lashed out Wednesday at county social workers involved in her bitter custody dispute with the defendant, saying she partially blames the Department of Children and Family Services and the family court system for her child’s death.
“The system failed my son and it was this injustice that ultimately led to Piqui’s death,” Ana Estevez told reporters outside the Alhambra Courthouse after her estranged husband, Aramazd Andressian Sr., was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing Aramazd “Piqui” Andressian Jr.
“The evil man that committed this heinous act will receive justice in this life and the next, I have no doubt about that,” she said. “However, true justice has yet to be served. The system that failed my son will be addressed and held accountable for their incompetent actions, their horrific and uninformed decision-making when presented with undeniable evidence and their belief that they can make decisions that destroy lives and not be held accountable for such injustices.” [Read Full Article]