Three Charged in Connection to Glendale Murder

Three people have been charged in connection with a murder in Glendale, California, including a self-proclaimed heiress and an up-and-coming pop singer.

Glendale police allege that John Michael King-Smith, 31, was killed in a condo on West Windsor Road early Thursday morning in the home of Sparkle Soojian, 32, with the help of Jared Kasiewicz, 28.

Courtney Argue, 25, pleaded not guilty Monday on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact. Her attorney said she would be freed Monday night after posting $50,000 bail.

Soojian's arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday because her attorney was not present Monday.

Argue is a rising pop star who also works on the side as a "shot girl" serving drinks at clubs and parties, according to her attorney.

The attorney said Argue works for a business called Sparkle's Angels, owned by the self-proclaimed heiress who is accused of the murder.

On the company's website, a bio claims that owner Soojian is a heiress of Ak Mak, an Armenian cracker bread invented by her grandparents.

The cause of King-Smith's death has not yet been released.

Kasiewicz pleaded not guilty to murder Monday. Kasiewicz and Soojian are both being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

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