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Pretrial for convicted rapist is postponed

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webmaster | 02/28/12

A convicted rapist from Chowchilla will return to court in April for a preliminary hearing and trial setting for additional counts of rape on the same victim.

Mark Garner, 50, was sentenced to eight years in prison last month for three counts of raping his mentally disabled daughter. He was then arraigned on additional rape charges that the original jury could not reach a decision on.

Garner’s preliminary hearing and trial setting were scheduled for Monday morning, but they were postponed for negotiations, including a possible change of venue.

Garner is due back in court April 6 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 1.


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