Las Vegas Police Say Teen Recruited 2 Others to Help Kill Her Mother

Brenda Garcia told her boyfriend in the fall of 2014 that to escape a gang she had to kill her mother, Las Vegas police records show.

About a month later, the teenager, her boyfriend and her neighbor across the street strangled Julia Garcia, wrapped her body in trash bags, and abandoned it in a desert area between Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Las Vegas, Brenda Garcia’s arrest report said.