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.

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."

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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