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Bus Hijacker Could Face Penalty-Phase Retrial

September 27, 2003|From Times Staff Reports

Carlos Ray Garcia will return to court Oct. 15 to see if a new jury will be convened to consider whether he should be executed for murder.

Garcia hijacked a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus in May 2001 and led police on a chase through downtown Los Angeles that ended in a fatal collision, for which he was convicted on Sept. 9 of capital murder.

Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe declared a mistrial Monday in the penalty phase.

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