Judge will allow 911 calls of fatal hit-run that killed two girls
HILLSBORO, Ore. - Jury selection is underway for the teenager accused of hitting and killing two young sisters, who were playing in a pile of leaves last fall in Forest Grove.
911 tapes were played in court, and the judge decided during pretrial motions Wednesday they could be played during the trial.
The call was made by the father of the two girls killed.
Cinthya Garcia Cisneros held her head and cried as prosecutors played the tapes in court.
She's accused of running down Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, and her 11-year-old stepsister Abigail Robinson in Forest Grove back in October and driving away.
The 911 call revealed that the girl's father was taking pictures of them and had run back inside the home to put his camera away.
He said he was only away for a few minutes when the SUV drove through the leaves and hit the girls.
"I was inside the house, putting my camera away both (of the girls) are unconscious. One is breathing. I am not sure about the other one," the father told the dispatcher.
On Tuesday, the judge ruled that Cisneros' confession to running down the girls could be used in court.
Opening statements could begin as early as Thursday.
Cisneros' boyfriend, Mario Echeverria, who was a passenger in the SUV, pleaded guilty in December to hindering prosecution in the case. He admitted to trying to wash away evidence after the crash.