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Official: California man killed in gay hate crime

GLENDALE, Calif. -- The man accused of brutally murdering a Glendale resident earlier this year did so because the victim was gay, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Wednesday.

Hachik Maskovian, 28, was arrested April 26, two days after the body of Joshua West was found beaten and with multiple gunshot wounds on a street in Sun Valley.

Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office, said Wednesday that West, 33, was killed because he was gay, prompting the hate crime allegation.

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