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District Attorney will seek death penalty in Palm Springs quadruple murder trial


The Riverside County District Attorney will seek the death penalty in the trial of a man accused of gunning down four people in Palm Springs in February 2019.

Cathedral City resident Jose Larin-Garcia was arrested at the Greyhound bus station in Indio on February 4, one day after the killings.

Jacob Montgomery, 19, Juan Duarte Raya, 18, and Yuliana Garcia, 17, were found dead inside a Toyota Corolla that crashed into a parked Jeep at 11:40 p.m. on Feb. 3 at Sunny Dunes and El Placer roads. 30 minutes later, Carlos Campos Rivera, 25, was found dead on Canon Drive.

Larin-Garcia is accused of fatally shooting all four victims.

Larin-Garcia appeared in court at the Larson Justice Center in Indio Tuesday. His case was continued until Thursday.

According to county jail records, the 20-year-old remains behind bars on no bail.

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