On Dec. 3, 2008, Laura Garza, a 25-year-old aspiring dancer, left a Manhattan night club with Michael Mele, a 26-year-old registered sex offender, and disappeared.
In April 2010, a group of ATV riders found her body in Scranton, PA.
The police eventually arrested Mele and charged him with Garza's murder. In January 2012, with the jury selected and the trial about to begin, the prosecution and defense agreed to a plea deal in which Mele pleaded guilty to manslaughter and evidence
tampering in exchange for a 23-year prison sentence.
This unexpected resolution of the . . .
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