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Killer in decades-old case sentenced to 14 years

Original post made on Sep 4, 2013

Daniel Garcia, the confessed killer of Saba Girmai, has been sentenced to 14 years and four months in prison, and after nearly three decades, family and friends of the victim have finally learned why the confessed killer strangled the 21-year-old woman.

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Posted by Martha
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Sep 4, 2013 at 2:23 pm

What does " (Girmais") bouncing around in Santa Clara Country" mean? This kind of wording is a negative implication regarding the victim's life-style.

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Posted by Jeana
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Sep 4, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I worked at the Short Branch and remember when this happened. I would park either in the front lot or back by the dumpster. When I arrived one morning, the back was blocked off with yellow caution tape. Word was that a Safeway produce employee was throwing trash out and found the body. To this day, dumpsters freak me out..

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Posted by Ladyfinger
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm

@Martha I think it means he was a homosezual.

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Posted by @LadyFinger
a resident of Bailey Park
on Sep 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm

The victim was female.