Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros trial: Defendant's boyfriend, brother testify about night of Forest Grove fatal crash

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Emily E. Smith
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Saturday, January 11, 2014
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The passengers riding with Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros felt an odd bump as she drove over a large leaf pile on the night of Oct. 20.

Garcia-Cisneros, on trial in the fatal crash that killed two young girls in Forest Grove, cried as her boyfriend and brother took the witness stand Thursday and recalled that night’s events....

...At the leaf pile his sister had driven through, he said, he saw a man screaming. He saw a child on the ground. The man spoke to him briefly....

...On their way back home, he said, he turned into Kaady Car Wash – “to eliminate evidence, if there was any.”  He didn’t discuss it with his girlfriend, he said, and she said nothing about it.

Echeverria, 18, pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution last week and is serving a 13-month prison sentence.

Trial resumes Tuesday.