Kidnapping Suspect Refuses To Take The Stand

The man accused of kidnapping a Pueblo girl has opted not to take the stand in his own defense.

Credit: Pueblo County Sheriff's Office

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The man accused of kidnapping a Pueblo girl has opted not to take the stand in his own defense.

Jose Garcia refused to say why he won't tell his side of the story. His trial continued in Pueblo Friday.

Garcia was arrested in January of last year on allegations that he kidnapped a 9-year-old girl on her way home from school. By chance, the suspect vehicle got a flat tire in Colorado Springs, requiring the suspect to rely on the help of a stranger. When Good Samaritan brought the pair to a Circle K off I-25 and Woodmen, the little girl seized the window of opportunity to escape. She asked the clerk if she could use the phone to call her uncle--and called 911 instead.

Garcia was arrested a few hours later near the city bus station in Colorado Springs and charged in the kidnapping.

In court Friday, the defense called two witnesses. One was a 10-year-old classmate of the victim, who walked part of the way home with her the day she got kidnapped. The other witness saw the victim and the man believed to be Garcia after the truck got the flat tire.

The trial will continue Tuesday, when more witnesses for both sides are expected to be called.

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