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Santillan found guilty in Garner murder trial

The jury in the Jonathan Santillan trial on Friday found the teen guilty of first-degree murder in the killings of a Garner couple who prosecutors have described as unintended victims of gang violence.

Garner Cleveland Record

‘Kisses for Kindergarten’

Janiya Bowers-Venable, 5, of Garner gives her dad Brandon Venable, 25, a kiss and a hug before her first day of Kindergarten at Aversboro Elementary School. Janiya is his first child to head to school. Venable, a musician, has been out of the country touring for three months in Europe. He said he came back to Garner just to see his daughter off for her first day of school. “I came back for this moment,” Venable said. “Being a father you have to be that moral support for your daughter and her mother.” Today was the first day of school for students in Wake County Public School System on traditional calendars.

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