The father of Sierra LaMar suspect Antolin Garcia-Torres is beginning his trial focusing on charges of child molestation. Genaro Garcia Fernandez is accused of molesting his own daughter for several years -- the same young woman who spoke out in defense of the man believed to have kidnapped and murdered the missing Morgan Hill teen.
If the father of Antolin Garcia-Torres is found guilty of molesting his own daughter, he will spend the rest of his life behind bars in California. Maybe he and his son will catch up on lost time, because AGT is also facing a life sentence. He may even get the death penalty if he's convicted of kidnapping and murdering 15-year-old Sierra LaMar.
Some may think that this will attract sympathy for the man accused of murdering LaMar, but it should be reminded that Antolin wasn't raised by his father; he was raised by his mother and other women in the family. Sources say that the trial of Antolin Garcia-Torres won't include anything to do with his father's molestation trial. However, it may be used in the sentencing if AGT is convicted.
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