Key Events: The Murder Case of Ara Andressian Jr.

The search for Aramazd Andressian Jr., missing since an April trip to Disneyland with his father, ended June 30 when the remains of the 5-year-old boy were found in Santa Barabara County. The discovery brought to a close a search that covered a widespread part of Southern California.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau Capt. Christopher Bergner, center, stands by a poster of Aramazd Andressian Jr., a 5-year-old boy disappeared after an April 20, 2017 trip to Disneyland with his father.
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Sheriffs officials stand near the South Pasadena home of Aramazd Andressian, Jr., the father of a missing boy, where a search warrant was served on Friday, April 28, 2017.
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Family members of Aramazd Andressian Jr. gathered to pray and hand out fliers in Pasadena as searchers fan out across Southern California..
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In this May 17, 2017 photo, Ana Estevez, center, the mother of Aramazd Andressian Jr., speaks at a news conference about the disappearance of her son.
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Sheriff's deputies serve a search warrant at a Montebello home in connection with the investigation into the disappearance of 5-year-old Aramazd Andressian Jr. on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
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Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell, left, talks as District Attorney Jackie Lacey looks on during a news conference Monday, June 26, 2017, in Los Angeles. Authorities announced the arrest of Aramazd Andressian Sr.
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Aramazd Andressian Sr. appears in court Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. He did not fight extradition back to California after investigators say he spent nearly 50 days in Las Vegas since his son's disappearance.
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Aramazd Andressian Sr., top, is escorted off a plane in shackles after landing at the Long Beach Airport, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Long Beach, California.
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Shaun Estevez, the uncle of Aramazd Andressian Jr., speaks outside of court after the arraignment of the boy's father Monday July 3, 2017.
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Attorney Ambrosio Rodriguez, who represents Aramazd Andressian Sr., speaks outside of court Monday July 3, 2017.
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Aramazd Andressian Sr. admitted to killing his five-year-old son as the boy's mother and her family sat in the courtroom Aug. 1, 2017.
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Aramazd Andressian Sr. did not speak at his sentencing hearing on Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017, when a punishment of 25 years to life in prison was handed down.
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Ana Estevez Andressian, mother of 5-year-old Ara Andressian Jr., expresses her grief Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017 during her estranged husband's sentencing.
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