Waukesha woman sentenced in Milwaukee homicide
Garcia, 29, sentenced to 16 years in prison for shooting ex-lover
Waukesha resident Diana Garcia was sentenced to 16 years in prison and nine years extended supervision on Friday, Oct. 11 after being convicted last July in the shooting death of her ex-lover.
Garcia, 30, was given 125 days of credit for time served and was also ordered to pay $5,205 in restitution costs, court records state.
According to the criminal complaint, Milwaukee Police were dispatched at 3 p.m. on June 8 to 1821 S. 12th St. in Milwaukee after receiving reports of a shooting. Antonio Duran was found laying unconscious outside the residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the back of his head, the complaint states.
Duran, 24, was transported to Froedtert Memorial Hospital, where he died the next morning.
A next-door neighbor told police in the complaint that he saw Duran arguing with Garcia shortly before the shooting.
Garcia admitted in a statement to police that she shot Duran, claiming that she did it in self-defense, according to the complaint. However, a gun Duran allegedly had in his possession during the incident was never found. Garcia also changed her account of what she did with the murder weapon, at first claiming she threw it into Lake Michigan and then claiming she gave it to her sister.
Garcia pleaded guilty on July 24 in Milwaukee County Circuit Court to second-degree reckless homicide, according to court records.
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