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    Trial delayed for man accused of killing Sierra LaMar


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    Monday, April 25, 2016 12:14PM

    MORGAN HILL, Calilf. -- A trial has been delayed to next month for a man charged with kidnapping and murdering 15-year-old Sierra LaMar nearly four years ago.

    Antolin Garcia-Torres, now 25, is accused of killing Sierra, who was last seen on the morning of March 16, 2012. She left her home in unincorporated Morgan Hill and never showed up to her bus stop for school.

    Garcia-Torres' trial was scheduled for today but Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Deborah Ryan continued the case to May 23 for his defense attorneys to submit additional evidence for testing.

    Garcia-Torres withdrew his waiver for a speedy trial within 60 days, his defense attorneys said.

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    Defense will seek to move Sierra LaMar murder trial

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    Updated 7:27 pm, Monday, April 25, 2016

    An attorney for the man accused of abducting and murdering a missing South Bay teenager said Monday that he will seek to have the trial moved out of Santa Clara County.

    Antolin Garcia-Torres’ defense team fears it won’t be able to find an impartial jury in the county, given the extensive publicity surrounding the disappearance of 15-year-old Sierra LaMar of Morgan Hill.

    Sierra was last seen before leaving her home for [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on March 16, 2012. When sheriff’s deputies put a trained dog on Sierra’s scent soon after she vanished, the trail went cold just 150 yards from her house on Paquita Espana Court, investigative documents show. Months of searches failed to turn up any sign of a body.

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    Sierra LaMar's accused killer demands speedy trial
    Posted:Apr 22 2016 10:43PM PDT

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    On Friday, despite objections from his lawyers, Garcia-Torres told a judge he wanted to stand trial within 60 days, exercising his constitutional right for a speedy trial.

    “What Garcia-Torres is saying is I’m tired of waiting, I want my day in court and I’m ready for trial,” said Legal Analyst Steven Clark. “Now it's going to be up to lawyers to convince a judge whether they are ready for trial.”
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    Sierra LaMar trial set to begin with jury selection May 23

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    Sep 20, 2016 - Antolin Garcia-Torres, 22, pictured in court in 2014, on Sept. 19, 2016 lost his bid to be tried separately for trying to kidnap three other women.

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    The Mercury News-Feb 6, 2017
    SAN JOSE — A different picture of missing teen Sierra LaMar emerged Monday after friends from Fremont testified that the girl portrayed as a ...

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    mercurynews.com · 4/6/2017
    Previously, defense attorneys for the accused man, Antolin Garcia-Torres, argued that the 15-year-old cheerleader ... she said during the Santa Clara County Superior Court

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    4/18/17
    There was a sense of anticipation in Santa Clara County Superior Court Tuesday morning at the trial of Antolin Garcia Torres, who is accused of murdering Sierra LaMar.
    With closing arguments looming as early as next week, judge Vanessa A. Zecher asked Torres if he intended to take the stand.

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    There seemed to be obvious disappointment among the group supporting the LaMar family. though several said they didn't really expect Torres to talk.
    Sierra's father, Steve LaMar, said he was "ambivalent" about Torres not testifying and emphasized he "still feels good about the prosecution" case.

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    The prosecution has focused much of its case on DNA evidence linking Torres to Sierra while the defense has tried to cast doubt on the evidence and consider her a "runaway."
    Torres is facing the death penalty in the case, even though no one has been found since the 15-year-old disappeared on her way to school in Morgan Hill in 2012.

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    KTVU Station · 1 day ago
    Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday morning in the trial of Antolin Garcia-Torres, the 26-year-old man who Santa Clara County prosecutors allege murdered 15

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    Morgan Hill Times · 3 hours ago
    The fate of the man accused of kidnapping and murdering Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar could be in the hands of the jury by the end of this week. Attorneys for the Santa

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    mercurynews.com · 2 days ago
    bailiff Dennis Nixon on Thursday finally led the jury into the deliberations room to decide whether to acquit or convict Antolin Garcia-Torres, …

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