Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros trial: Victim's dad testifies about finding girls killed in Forest Grove crash

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Emily E. Smith
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Friday, January 10, 2014
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...In the hit-and-run trial of Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros on Thursday, Tom Robinson told jurors it was close to 8 p.m. Oct. 20, a Sunday, when he went outside with the girls to play in the leaves. He snapped pictures of them, while his wife was at a board meeting....

About 20 minutes later, Robinson testified he took the camera back in the house. He heard a car drive down the street and accelerate, he said. He checked on the girls, looking behind the house first....

Both girls died from closed head injuries....  Garcia-Cisneros, 19, is charged with two counts of felony hit and run in the crash.  Her attorney told jurors Thursday that when Garcia-Cisneros drove through the large leaf pile, she didn’t know the girls were there.

She learned of the crash, defense attorney Ethan Levi said, when her brother went home and told her what he had witnessed on Main Street.

Trial continues Tuesday.