A New Mexico supermarket worker admitted putting his semen in yogurt ingested by a female shopper provided similarly tainted samples to at least four other women. The prosecutors have asked a judge to depart from federal guidelines so that the man can be sentenced to a lengthier prison term for his â€œperverted conduct.â€ He’s done, Click below to read the rest of the story.
In a motion filed last week in U.S. District Court, Department of Justice lawyers argued that Anthony Garcia would not be adequately punished if a judge followed federal sentencing guidelines. Garcia, 32, has a â€œlow criminal historyâ€ score that that puts him in the â€œsame category as first time offenders who have never had a single encounter with law enforcement authorities,â€ prosecutors reported.
Garcia has pleaded guilty to adulterating the yogurt and making false statements to investigators. While facing up to three years in prison on the first count and five years on the second charge, federal guidelines call for him to receive significantly less than the statutory maximums.
â€œSuch categorization does not fairly reflect the far more disturbing portraitâ€ of Garcia, prosecutors wrote in their January 25 motion for an â€œupward departure.â€ Pictured above, Garcia is scheduled to be sentenced on March 1.
In addition to the 29-year-old victim cited in Garciaâ€™s indictment, at least four other women have told police that Garcia offered them suspect yogurt samples at the Sunflower Market in Albuquerque. Three of the women ingested the samples, which prosecutors believe were tainted with