New Charges Filed Against Sierra Lamar Suspect

Suspect in the Sierra Lamar homicide will soon face additional charges.

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    Antolin Garcia-Torres faces new, unrelated kidnapping charges from 2009. NBC Bay Area Investigative reporter Tony Kovaleski was the first to break the news.

     

    The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit confirmed late Tuesday that the Santa Clara County District Attorney has added three charges against Antolin Garcia Torres. 

    Torres is the prime suspect in the disappearance of Sierra Lamar.

    The charges are not related to the Sierra case, according to the DA, but they do paint a frightening picture of the suspect. 

    “I’m sure the tactical reasons for me doing what I’m doing are readily apparent to the defense, but we’re here to file conduct that we believe we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt, to hold the defendant accountable for everything he has done,” said David Boyd, Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney. 

    The new charges include three counts of attempted kidnapping in the commision of a carjacking. Sources confirmed to the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit that one of the attacks involved a Taser.

    Sierra disappeared on her way to school on March 16.

    According to the DA, the new charges against Torres involved three separate victims.  All three incidents happened in March 2009. All three will be filed as adult charges even though at the time of the alleged attack Torres was a minor. 

    Torres was arrested May 21 in connection to the disappearance of the 15-year old from Morgan HIll.   Her body has not been found despite dozens of searches by hundreds of volunteers.

    Torres' next court date is Dec. 10. That is when he will likely be arraigned on the new charges.

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