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Jury convicts Garcia in accident that killed Forest Grove sisters
PortlandTribune

A jury has found Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros guilty on both counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver — a class C felony — in the accident that killed Abigail Robinson, 11, and Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, of Forest Grove.

The sisters died after a car driven by Garcia (she does not use Cisneros) hit them while they were playing in a pile of fall leaves near their home on Main Street on Oct. 20, 2013.

Garcia will be sentenced at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan 31, in Washington County Circuit Court. She faces a sentence of probation to 16 to 18 months for each count. In addition,...

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, guilty in fatal hit and run, faces up to 3 years in prison
OregonLive.com

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros sank to her chair after the verdict was read.

A Washington County jury unanimously found her guilty Wednesday on two counts of felony hit and run....

The prosecution agreed with the defense that Garcia-Cisneros did not mean to hit the girls. It was an accident. But Garcia-Cisneros’ failure to come forward and identify herself to police was not....

Police linked her to the crash through a tip from her neighbor, who spotted her sobbing and examining an SUV outside her house that night....

Garcia-Cisneros’ sentencing hearing was...

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros trial: Jurors reconvene for Forest Grove fatal hit-and-run case
OregonLive.com

Trial picks up again Tuesday morning in the case of Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, a Forest Grove 19-year-old accused of felony hit and run in the October crash that killed two young stepsisters....

 Keep an eye on OregonLive for updates.
 

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, accused of Forest Grove fatal hit and run, testifies at trial
OregonLive.com

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros took the witness stand Tuesday in her own defense against two charges of felony hit and run in the fatal crash that killed two young stepsisters in Forest Grove....
 

More information to come.
 

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, charged in fatal hit-and-run: 'I kept telling myself that I didn't see anything.'
OregonLive.com

...When her younger brother later told her she might have struck two children, she “panicked,” she testified Tuesday.

Garcia-Cisneros, 19, is on trial in Circuit Court, facing two counts of felony hit and run in a deadly Forest Grove crash. Closing arguments are planned for Wednesday morning....

Police tied Garcia-Cisneros to the crash through a neighbor’s tip...

The next day, Oct. 21, she woke up thinking she’d had a nightmare, she said....

She ran errands with her boyfriend, 18-year-old Mario Echeverria. She was with him when he ran the SUV through a car...

Woodburn police arrest 3 in robbery
StatesmanJournal.com

Woodburn police have completed the arrest of three people, the latest on Monday, in connection with an attack and a robbery of a pedestrian back on Oct. 13.

Luis Alfredo Diaz-Arteaga, 23, was arrested on Monday, although he was already in federal custody on unrelated charges. He will face a charge of second-degree robbery.

The others involved were Jose Marcos Rodriguez-Nava, 26, and Monica Salazar-Hernandez, 29, who were arrested last week. They were being held in the Marion County jail on charges of second-degree robbery and theft, and also were on a federal immigration...

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

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...

GUI (Governing Under the Influence)
Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS)

Most folks are familiar with the initials “DUI,” they stand for “Driving Under the Influence.”

Today, because of campaign contributions and incredible pressures brought to bear by special interest groups against individual candidates as well as their political parties, many politicians are forced to govern under the influence of the money and pressures that are applied to force these supposed representatives of their constituents to betray those who voted for them to satisfy those who wield the power.

One of those who wield a huge amount of power is the CEO of the...

Colorado pot shops likely targets of cartels, say experts

As the smoke settles from the first week of legal marijuana sales in Colorado, experts are warning that sanctioned pot dealers could become targets for the very folks they put out of business.

Taking over a trade once ruled by drug cartels and turning it into an all-cash business could make pot shops prime targets for extortion, black-market competition and robbery. One veteran border narcotics agent told FoxNews.com Colorado's legal pot industry will find it hard to keep the criminals from horning in on a lucrative business they once controlled.

"What is quite possible...

States Buck Public Opinion, Offer Driver's Licenses to Illegals
Newsmax
Nevada has become the latest state to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a driver's license — even as public opinion polls show that the great majority of Americans oppose such measures.   A national poll conducted in October by Rasmussen Reports found that 68 percent of likely U.S. voters think illegal immigrants should not be allowed to obtain state driver's licenses. Just 22 percent favor licenses for illegals in their state.
Critics say the laws encourage illegal immigration by legitimizing the status of those who come to the United States illegally.

"It is a kind of...

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