Alexander Pogosyan was seventeen years old when he took part in what is known as the Littleton Massacre. Pogosyan and a friend Michael Martinez went on a shooting rampage that left five people dead. The first attack was against a mother along with two teenagers. The second attack would leave two more people dead. Michael Martinez was murdered shortly after the attacks and police believed that Pogosyan had murdered him as well however he was never charged with that murder nor has he ever admitted to it. In the end this teen killer would be sentenced to five life without parole sentences making his parole eligibility date in the year 3008 according to the Colorado Department Of Corrections
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Before the day was over, Martinez turned from being the hunter to the hunted. His body was found in a field northeast of the Park Meadows Mall. He had been shot 13 times.
It was “an abrupt, strange ending to a horror-filled and tragic weekend,” according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s office website.
At first, Arapahoe County investigators believed his accomplice in the crime spree, Pogosyan, killed him to silence him.
But he hadn’t been shot with the same kind of weapon as those used in the killing rampage.
According to an online description of the cold case on the sheriff’s office website, the investigation steered toward others close to the violent pair.
Arapahoe County prosecutors charged Pogosyan with five murder counts. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Though he fled and never testified in person at Pogosyan’s trial, Artur Martirosyan offered a glimpse of what happened that violent Labor Day in an interview with police.
Martirosyan said he drove Pogosyan and Martinez to an Aurora townhome that afternoon, thinking they just wanted to store two guns with their friends who lived there, according to a Denver Post article. They carried shotguns into the home at about 1 p.m.
Within moments, gunfire erupted from the home at 2004 S. Paris Way. He heard about four or five shots.
“Two seconds later, they walked out and got into the back seat,” Martirosyan told police. “Mike was excited. He said, ‘I blew his brains out.”’
Martirosyan told police Pogosyan was carrying a shotgun but said nothing. Martinez then announced he wanted to find his girlfriend and kill her. Alexander Pogosyan’s brother, Roman, also was in the car, he said.
“‘They all snitched on me, and I’m going to get them,”’ Martinez said, Martirosyan told police.
Police found the bodies of Ed Morales Jr. and Zack Obert, both 18, at the Morales home at 2004 S. Paris Way.
Martinez persuaded Pogosyan to accompany him on the trip to the home of his girlfriend, Martirosyan said, but he told police that he refused to drive them any further. He said he dropped the pair off at the Martinez house.
“‘We were real mad at them for what they were doing,”’ Martirosyan said of Martinez and Pogosyan.
Morales’ girlfriend, Anuschka Ganji, 18, testified at Pogosyan’s trial that he brought two shotguns to a party at Morales’ home a week before the killings. Martinez said he and Pogosyan thought Marissa Avalos had
snitched on them and they were going to kill her.
Police alleged that Pogosyan and Martinez then went to 11898 E. Harvard Avenue and killed Greg Medla,
18, Penny Bowman Medla, 37, and Marissa Avalos, 16.
About 9:30 p.m. that night, Martirosyan said Alex Pogosyan called him, sounding dejected.
“‘They got Mike. I’m just sitting here at home waiting for Mike,”’ Martirosyan said Pogosyan told him.
Martirosyan was released after the interview and disappeared. A warrant has been issued for his arrest on first-degree murder charges. Martirosyan may have fled the country.
No one has ever been caught in the Martinez shooting.
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