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Sierra LaMar Murder Suspect's Plea Delayed Again



    The man accused of kidnapping and killing Sierra Lamar was arrested more than a year ago and still had not entered a plea in the case. Marianne Favro reports on the latest delay. (Published Thursday, June 27, 2013)

    The man accused of kidnapping and killing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar was back in court Thursday morning, but more than a year after her disappearance, Antolin Garcia-Torres is yet to enter a plea.

    Dressed in suit and tie, Garcia-Torres was back in court – again – and again he did not enter a plea. The judge in the case ordered him back in court on July 23 for Garcia-Torres to finally enter a plea.

    Garcia-Torres’s appearance has changed dramatically since he was first arrested back in May 2012. Thursday, he had a short, neat haircut to accompany his more formal attire.

    The suspect’s attorney asked the prosecution to turn over all evidence in the case. The prosecutor says he is working with the sheriff’s department to make sure that happens.

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    Photos and VideosPeople Sierra LaMar Never Met Dedicated to Weekly SearchPeople Sierra LaMarNever Met Dedicated...Sierra Lamar Has Been Missing for a Full YearSierra Lamar Has BeenMissing for a Full YearMore Photos and VideosAlmost one year after he was arrested in connection with the murder and kidnap of a Morgan Hill teen, Antolin Garcia Torres has delayed entering a plea. Again.
    (Published Thursday, April 4, 2013)

    LaMar's family has expressed frustration with the delays in the past. Those who helped search for Sierra are frustrated as well.

    “They seem to be giving Torres too much leeway,” said volunteer David Arocha. “I know he as a constitutional right, but still, the family and the rest of us and the folks who love and know Sierra, we need to get some resolution also.”

    Arocha said he has searched for Sierra LaMar 54 times and he will back out there this Saturday as volunteers once again try to find the 15-year-old girl’s body in Morgan Hill.

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    [BAY] People Sierra LaMar Never Met Dedicated to Weekly Search
    George Kiriyama reports from Morgan Hill on the anniversary of the disappearance of Sierra LaMar and a small group of strangers who refuse to give up looking for her.
    (Published Saturday, March 16, 2013)

    Lamar was last seen leaving her home in March 2012. Her body has never been found, but police If you have any information about Sierra LaMar please call 408-808-4500 after hours 408-299-2311 or the anonymous tip line at 408-808-4431. Text messages can be sent to 408-421-6760. Email tips to: tiand prosecutors presume she is dead.

    Garcia-Torres has also been charged with three separate  attempted kidnappings of other women, all in March 2009.


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