From Glendale News Press
An attorney for a Burbank man charged with striking and killing a prominent local doctor argued in court Friday that the victim was dangerously close to traffic at the time that he was hit.
A family practitioner and a married father of three, Jacob Orphali, 61, was making a house call on Oct. 12 when he was struck by a passing vehicle in the 1100 block of Western Avenue in Glendale. He died of his injuries two days later.
The driver, 29-year-old Edmond Grigoryan, was charged with one felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter for allegedly driving under the influence of a controlled substance and striking and killing Orphali with his car….MORE