Owner of car charged with murder in deadly Los Angeles street race
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The owner of a car that spun out of control at a Los Angeles street race and crashed last week, killing two spectators, was charged on Tuesday with murder although prosecutors do not believe he was behind the wheel at the time of the crash. Henry Michael Gevorgyan, 21, was also charged with engaging in a motor vehicle speed contest causing injury for his role in the race on Thursday when his Ford Mustang struck three people, killing two, in the suburb of Chatsworth in the San Fernando Valley. “We do not believe he was the driver, but he was involved in participating in the race,” said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office. The two deaths highlighted the dangers associated with street racing, an underground practice that has for years been a sometimes deadly occurrence on Los Angeles streets.