Jury selection underway in Garcia-Torres trial

- Jury selection is underway in the murder trial of Antolin Garcia-Torres.

He is charged with the murder of Morgan Hill teenager, Sierra Lamar.

The 15-year-old disappeared on her way to a school bus stop in March 2012.

This case has gone through a series of delays, some of which based on the prosecution's decision to seek the death penalty against Garcia-Torres, and because Sierra Lamar's body has never been found.

Prosecutors say they still have enough evidence against him, even without her body.

Authorities say they linked him to her disappearance and murder, through DNA evidence found in his car.

They found her hair on piece in the trunk of his vehicle, and her DNA on an armrest.

The defense is expected to argue that she was unhappy about her family life and ran away.

Opening statements for lawyers are expected to take place in two weeks.

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