SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The family of missing Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar spoke outside the Santa Clara County Courthouse after a guilty verdict was announced for the man charged in her kidnapping and murder. Click here for full coverage on the case.
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With tears in her eyes and her voice breaking at certain points, Sierra's mother Marlene LaMar said, "Nothing will take away the pain and the sorrow that we experience every day and will continue to experience for the rest of our lives. But truly we've been praying for the chapter to have this type of ending - justice. And believing in it, knowing that God is there for us every day, we just believe in that and just we're grateful for the jurors for coming up with the right decision. And it gives us peace as a family, knowing that this is not going to happen to another child. And that they can't get away with something like this. Thank you."
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