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Anthony Garcia sentencing hearing continues Thursday

Posted at 2:08 PM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 18:16:38-04

Family pressure, substance abuse and mental disabilities, that's what attorney for convicted killer Anthony Garcia are saying should keep him off death row in the second day of his sentencing hearing. 

Psychologist Kirk Newring testified that Garcia dealt with mental stress and drug and alcohol abuse when he committed the four murders in 2008 and 2013.

Newring says during and after Garcia's medical residencies he was getting more aggressive and his depression and alcoholism increased. One doctor at his residency in New York even suggested he get a mental evaluation. 

For the second day in a row, Garcia slept through a majority of the hearing in a wheelchair.