People of California v. Ody Albarran
Shaun Khojayan Helps Defend Man Accused Of Murder That Took Place Near 14 Years Ago.
SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Union Tribune reported “A Los Angeles man accused of fatally stabbing a man during a home-invasion robbery nearly 14 years ago was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on murder charges in what could become a death penalty case.”
“Albarran’s attorneys, Guadalupe Valencia and Shaun Khojayan, said after the [preliminary] hearing that the evidence is ‘questionable’ and that they were disappointed their client was ordered to stand trial.”
Through the Defense’s efforts, the case was reduced from a death penalty case to a life in prison case. It was a “Cold Case” and involved the alleged discovery of DNA evidence tying Mr. Albarran to the scene of the crime. Mr. Khojayan attacked the DNA evidence and showed that another man who had been earlier released by law enforcement had his DNA on the murder weapon was the likely perpetrator.