VIDEO: Jury selection begins in Sierra LaMar trial

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SAN JOSE (KRON)—Jury selection is underway in San Jose for the man accused of killing 15-year-old Sierra LaMar.

Antolin Garcia-Torres, 25, could face the death penalty if convicted, but it is a long ways away.

About 1,200 prospective jurors will be screened first and that will take several months.

KRON4’s Dan Kerman reports in the video report above.

Jurors will be asked how they feel about the death penalty since Garcia-Torres could face it.

A proposition in the November ballot will impact Garcia-Torres fate.

Proposition 62 would get rid of the death penalty in California if it passes.

Sierra LaMar went missing in March of 2012.

Her body has never been found, but prosecutors say a piece of LaMar’s DNA was found in Garcia-Torres’ car.

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