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Family: Suspect in kidnap case wrongly accused
Family of suspect in Northern Calif. teen's disappearance says he has been wrongly accused
By The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) ' The family of the man charged with kidnapping and murdering a Northern California teenager says he has been wrongly accused.

Laura Torres, the mother of suspect Antolin Garcia-Torres, said Tuesday she asked her son before his arrest Monday whether he had anything to do with the case, and he said he had never seen victim Sierra LaMar or had contact with her.

Torres described her son as quiet and respectful.

Garcia-Torres's sister, Lucero Garcia, told the San Jose Mercury News ( that authorities had the wrong man.

Sheriff's officials said Garcia-Torres was arrested after Sierra's DNA was found in his vehicle and his DNA was found in Sierra's bag.

Laura Torres said she and her son were aware that they were under surveillance by authorities in the days before his arrest.

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