Man accused of hitting, killing young woman receives maximum sentence | KOB 4

Man accused of hitting, killing young woman receives maximum sentence

Marian Camacho and Patrick Hayes
October 12, 2018 05:35 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The man accused of intentionally running over a young woman nearly a year ago, killing her, received the maximum sentence from a judge on Friday. 


40-year-old Dominic Garcia faced up to 10 years in prison; six for killing his girlfriend and four for being a repeat offender. On Friday afternoon, a judge sentenced him to a decade behind bars. 

"He didn't just take one life. He destroyed dozens of other lives," Steve Chavez, the father of the victim, said in court. 

Police say he ran over 19-year-old Samantha Sandoval after the two got into an argument in November of 2017. According to police, he then took her to the hospital where she later died. 

Garcia's attorney provided some brief comments, thanking the family of the victim for their words, but Garcia himself declined to speak. 


Marian Camacho and Patrick Hayes

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