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Foster parents could face life in prison

Foster parents could face life in prison
Foster parents could face life in prison
Foster parents could face life in prison
Posted at 9:34 AM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 14:25:52-04

Foster parents who were found guilty of second degree murder last month were sentenced today. 

Carla Torres was sentenced to 25 years to life and Alberto Garcia was sentenced to 15 years to life. Both also received additional four year sentences for child cruelty that will begin once the longer sentence finishes. 

 

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Torres and Garcia were convicted of killing three year old Serenity Gandara back in 2010. 

Torres and Garcia were Serenity's foster parents and also her aunt and uncle.

Serenity was found dead from blunt force trauma in their southwest Bakersfield home in July 2010. Serenity's four year old brother, Isaiah, was the only other person in the house and was injured when police arrived.