Defendant's Mother Testifies In Sierra LaMar Murder Trial Penalty PhaseThe mother of convicted murderer Antolin Garcia-Torres testified through tears in a San Jose courtroom Monday morning, describing through two Spanish-English interpreters the horrors of poverty, abuse and loss that have ravaged her family for decades.
Sierra LaMar's Parents Give Emotional Testimony At Garcia-Torres Sentencing Tears flowed freely Thursday morning as the parents of murdered teenager Sierra LaMar took the stand to make victim impact statements during the penalty phase of her convicted killer's sentencing hearing.
Penalty Phase Underway For Killer In Sierra LaMar TrialThe convicted murderer of missing teenager Sierra LaMar fashioned a noose out of a plastic sandwich bag while in custody last month, a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy testified in court Tuesday afternoon.
Garcia-Torres Guilty Of First-Degree Murder In Sierra LaMar Slaying A Santa Clara County Superior Court jury Tuesday found Antolin Garcia-Torres guilty of the first degree murder of Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar who was abducted as she was walking to catch a bus to school in 2012.
Jurors Reach Verdict In Sierra LaMar Murder TrialJurors in the Sierra LaMar murder trial have reached a verdict, Santa Clara County Superior Court officials announced Monday afternoon.
Jury Begins Deliberations In Sierra LaMar Murder TrialJury deliberations began Thursday morning in the trial of Antolin Garcia-Torres, the man accused of kidnapping and killing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar.
Closing Arguments End In Sierra LaMar Murder TrialBoth the prosecution and the defense on Wednesday wrapped their closing arguments in the trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing a missing Morgan Hill teen.
Closing Arguments Begin In Sierra LaMar TrialA major South Bay murder trial began its final chapter Tuesday as attorneys started to give their closing arguments in the trial of the man accused of murdering Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar.
Sierra LaMar Visited Her Old School Before Disappearance, Teacher SaysDefense attorneys for a man accused of murdering Sierra LaMar questioned witnesses about their previous contact with the victim and suspect.
Mother Of Garcia-Torres' Children Gives Contradictory TestimonyOn the witness stand in a San Jose courtroom Tuesday morning, the mother of Antolin Garcia-Torres' children proved unable or unwilling to recall much of anything about his whereabouts.
Sierra LaMar's Mother And Sister Weep On Witness StandSierra LaMar's mother and sister wept on the witness stand Tuesday as they testified in the death penalty trial of Antolin Garcia-Torres,
Defense Attacks DNA Evidence Central To Sierra LaMar Murder TrialAt day two of the trial of the man accused of killing Sierra Lamar, the defense attorney attacked the evidence.