Since her 5-year-old son, Aramazd “Piqui” Andressian Jr., was slain by her ex-husband, Ana Estevez has become an advocate for parents who feel unable to protect their children because of prohibitive child custody laws.
Despite Estevez’s efforts to gain sole custody and allegations of domestic violence against ex-husband Aramazd Andressian Sr., the two agreed to share joint custody of Piqui between their homes in Baldwin Park and South Pasadena, respectively.
In Andressian Sr.’s first week with custody of Piqui, the boy disappeared. His dead body was found months later, and a month later Andressian Sr. pleaded guilty to murdering his son.
Next Thursday, Estevez will head to Sacramento as Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, presents a resolution before the State Assembly that, inspired by Piqui’s death, would create a closer link between domestic violence and child abuse, especially when related to family courts.