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No death row for Sierra LaMar killer

By Tracey Kaplan | | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: June 5, 2017 at 11:27 am | UPDATED: June 7, 2017 at 11:57 am
SAN JOSE — More than five years after Sierra LaMar vanished while on her way to her school bus stop, a jury on Monday concluded that her killer must spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The result fell short of what prosecutors and Sierra’s family had wanted: the death penalty for 26-year-old Antolin Garcia-Torres. But the same jury that convicted him rejected that option — a result one expert said was not surprising given Sierra’s body hasn’t been found.
Garcia-Torres will be sentenced in mid-September in Santa Clara County Superior Court by Judge Vanessa A. Zecher, who presided over the whole four-month trial.

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