The Wikipedia entry for Garcia reads in part “While being interrogated, Garcia claimed that the two men had merely attempted to rape her. Her Catholic sensibilities and sense of shame prevented her from revealing the whole truth. At the jail, she was tested for drugs and alcohol but not for signs of rape. Castillo was never charged with any crime.”
The reader will note she did not exhibit such “Catholic sensibilities” during her trial.
In December 1975, the California Court of Appeals overturned her conviction and ordered a retrial at which she was acquitted claiming self-defense. Shooting dead an unarmed man after hunting him down is self-defense? Go figure.
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