Man awaits sentencing for killing girlfriend

Crime

The man accused of running over and killing his girlfriend took a plea deal Wednesday in court. 

Police say back in November, 39-year-old Dominic Garcia was arguing with his girlfriend, 19-year-old Samantha Sandoval, at a home near Winrock Mall. 

Officers say Garcia then backed into her with his car, panicked, and asked a friend to help him drop her off at the hospital. 

Garcia took off, and Sandoval later died from her injuries. 

Wednesday in court, Garcia pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter.

Sandoval’s family says they hope to see him sentenced to the maximum of 10 years behind bars.

Garcia is set to be sentenced next month.

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