5. January 28, 1982 - Los Angeles, California, United States: Two Armenian gunmen assassinate Turkish Consul General, Kemal Arikan, in his automobile while waiting at an intersection. JCAG claims responsibility. One of the hitmen, Hampig Sassounian, a 19-year-old Armenian American member of the JCAG, is arrested shortly thereafter. Although Sassounian pleads not guilty, the Court convicts him of first-degree murder and sentences to life imprisonment. Sassounian's sentence is later changed to 25 years-life in an appeal agreement in which he finally confesses to the killing. The case has been revisited a number of times due to new information, but the sentence has not been overturned.