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Slaying of school-bound girl in 2002 may have been gang payback
Slaying of school-bound girl in 2002 may have been gang payback

Investigators announced Tuesday the first in what could be several arrests in connection with the 2002 kidnapping and death of an East Los Angeles teenager who vanished while headed to school. Rosemary Chavira was arrested Friday in Lancaster and charged with killing 15-year-old Brenda Sierra, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. At her arraignment Tuesday in a Los Angeles courtroom, Chavira pleaded not guilty to one felony count of murder, according to the district attorney's office.  Chavira's arrest -- and the promise that at least three others will be detained over the next month in connection with the killing -- marks a...

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