The teenage accused accomplice in a violent crime spree across San Diego County will likely spend 10 years in prison.
Cindy Garcia, 19, accepted a plea deal on Thursday. Garcia pleaded guilty to carjacking, use of a firearm and assault on a peace officer with a semiautomatic weapon, according to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.
She will spend 10 years in prison under the plea bargain, the DA’s office said.
Garcia and her companion Philip Hernandez were accused in a series of violent crimes including two shootings, three robberies and the burning of three vehicles. One of the shooting victims was an off-duty San Diego police officer.
Hernandez, a former firefighter, was killed in a shootout with police on Oct. 31, 2012, in Barrio Logan.
In a jail interview with NBC 7 in 2012, Garcia said she went with Hernandez because they were in love.
The rest of the case was dismissed. Garcia will be sentenced on Nov. 7.