- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for abducting and killing a 15-year-old girl on her way to school.

The San Jose Mercury news reported Tuesday that 26-year-old Antolin Garcia-Torres remained silent and refused to reveal the location of Sierra Lamar’s body during the sentencing hearing Tuesday. The jury that found him guilty of Lamar’s March 2012 murder rejected recommending the death penalty earlier this year.

Lamar’s DNA was found in Garcia-Torres’ car and his genetic material was on the girl’s clothes found in a field near her Morgan Hill home about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of San Jose.

Garcia-Torres stared straight ahead while Lamar’s mother implored him to disclose the body’s location.

His attorney, Al Lopez, said he would appeal the conviction.


Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com

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