Rising Pop Star, Self-Proclaimed Armenian Cracker Bread Heiress And Her US Marine Husband Charged In Murder Of California Music Producer

 

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Sparkle Soojian, 32, her fiancé Jared Kasiewicz, 28, and singer Courtney Argue, 25, face charges in the murder of John Michael King-Smith.

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An aspiring pop singer and a self-proclaimed Armenian cracker heiress are among three people facing charges in the murder a Los Angeles man.

Sparkle Soojian, 32, and her fiancé Jared Kasiewicz, 28, were charged Monday with murder after John Michael King-Smith, 31, was found choked and beaten to death in a Glendale apartment Tuesday, prosecutors said.

Courtney Argue, 25

Soojian’s friend and aspiring singer Courtney Argue, 25, was also charged with one felony count of accessory to murder, after the fact.

Kasiewicz, seen here with Soojian, lists himself online as a Marine. He's accused of strangling and beating King-Smith to death.
The trio was rounded up late last week after a 911 call to Soojian’s home around 2 a.m. discovered King-Smith — who lists himself online as the CEO of Blacksmith Records — “in a state of medical distress,” police said.

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“Detectives believe the adult male victim was targeted and this was not a random act of violence,” the police department said

John Michael King-Smith, 31, was found choked and beaten to death in a Glendale apartment Tuesday, prosecutors said. King-Smith lists himself online as the CEO of Blacksmith Records.

Prosecutors say Kasiewicz, who lists himself as a Marine online, is the one who carried out the killing. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Cracker empire: The 32-year-old claims to be heiress of Ak Mak - an Armenian cracker bread that was invented by her great-grandparents

Soojian, who lists herself online as the daughter of Armenian Cracker bread company, ak-mak, also runs an event business called Sparkles Angeles.

BFFs: Argue (right) is friends with Ms Soojian (left), who also employs her in her company Sparkle's Angles, which provides women to night clubs and parties as servers

If convicted on the murder charge, Soojian and Kasiewicz face 25 years to life in state prison. Argue faces three years behind bars.

The alleged killer couple is being held on $1 million bond while Argue has since posted $50,000 bail.

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