Bakersfield man to be sentenced in murder of man whose body was found in a recycling bin

Posted at 7:02 AM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 12:55:59-04

UPDATE (9:56): During his scheduled sentencing Tuesday morning, Peter Garcia asked to take back his original plea deal. 

His sentencing has now been pushed back to 1 p.m. today. 


The man responsible for the death of man whose body was found inside a recycling bin will be sentenced Tuesday morning.

Peter Garcia pleaded no contest to a charge of voluntary manslaughter last year in the death of Efren Estrada. That murder happening back in 2014 when Estrada’s remains were found inside a blue recycling bin.

Garcia was originally faced a charge of first-degree murder.

He is set to be sentenced at 8:30 a.m.