SANTA CLARA COUNTY (KRON)—A big ruling in the Sierra LaMar case on Thursday. A judge denied a motion to move the trial out of Santa Clara County. This means the man accused of killing the South Bay teen in the community where she vanished in will be tried there.
KRON4’s Ella Sogomonian spoke with Sierra LaMar’s father.
The suspect is staying in Santa Clara County and so will the murder trial.
As the motion to move it to a different county was denied
It’s been four years since the disappearance of Bay Area girl Sierra LaMar.
The 15-year-old was reportedly on her way to school when she was believed to be kidnapped and murdered.
“Probably never be closure, but getting some answers, getting some justice for Sierra is important for us now,” said Sierra’s father Steve LaMar.
Answers Steve Lamar is hoping to get now that a trial is set to begin in Santa Clara county.
But the defendant in this case 25-year-old Antolin Garcia-Torres was fighting to have that trial moved.
His attorneys argued Torres would not have a chance at a fair trial because of negative coverage, but a Superior Court judge denied that request.
“It’s very important, we are all seeking justice for Sierra, so it’s important that we be able to go as much as possible,” Steve Lamar said.
That is a big reason why the LaMar Family wanted the trial to stay in Santa Clara County.
It’s already been dragged out four years and they want to be as involved as possible, so to have the proceedings close to home will help them to have a front seat as they hope justice prevails.