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Long-Awaited Sierra LaMar Murder Trial Delayed Again

The case started four years ago when the Morgan Hill teen disappeared while walking to a school bus stop.

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    The long-awaited Sierra LaMar murder trial, which was supposed to begin Monday, has now been pushed back at least a month. (Published Monday, April 25, 2016)

    The long-awaited Sierra LaMar murder trial, which was supposed to begin Monday, has now been pushed back at least a month.

    Attorneys for Antolin Garcia-Torres on Monday asked for more time to submit evidence for testing. Garcia-Torres is accused of kidnapping and killing LaMar nearly four years ago.

    Supporters of the teen's family said it is time for closure in the case.

    "The family deserves answers and it's been four years too long," said Ebbie Nunes, a volunteer who has helped search for LaMar. "It's just time to bring her home."

    Judge Grants Another Trial Delay for Sierra LaMar

    [BAY] Judge Grants Another Trial  Delay for Sierra LaMar
    A judge on Monday granted another trial delay in the murder of Sierra LaMar. It's now supposed to start on May 23, even though defendant Antolin Garcia Torres wants the trial to start "forthwith." Damian Trujillo reports.
    (Published Monday, April 25, 2016)

    LaMar's body has never been found, but prosecutors said DNA evidence links Garcia-Torres to clothing found near the spot where she disappeared. He faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

    The trial is now scheduled to begin May 23.

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