Laura Garza

Laura Garza (credit: Personal Photo), Michael Mele (credit: CBS 2)

Convicted Sex Offender Michael Mele Gets 23 Years For Laura Garza’s Murder

Mele apologized for “what happened.” Judge Michael DeRosa corrected him saying, “not for what happened, but for what you did.”

03/06/2012

Laura Garza (credit: Personal Photo), Michael Mele (credit: CBS 2)

Convicted Sex Offender Michael Mele Admits Killing Aspiring Brooklyn Dancer

Michael Mele, 26, decided to plead guilty to manslaughter and evidence tampering in the death of Laura Garza before the start of his murder trial at Orange County Court.

01/23/2012

(credit: Personal photo)

Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing Woman He Met At Nightclub

Michael Mele wore a suit and shackles to court. The convicted sex offender is accused of killing Laura Garza, 25, of Brooklyn.

01/09/2012

Michael Mele (Photo/Associated Press), Laura Garza (Photo/Personal Photo)

Brooklyn Woman’s Remains To Be Returned To Family In Texas

More than two years after her murder, the remains of 25-year-old Brooklyn woman will be returned to her family in Texas.

02/22/2011

Michael Mele (Photo/Associated Press), Laura Garza (Photo/Personal Photo)

Sex Offender Enters Plea In B’klyn Woman’s Death

Convicted sex offender Michael Mele has pleaded not guilty to charges he killed aspiring dancer, Laura Garza, who disappeared two years ago.

12/13/2010

Michael Mele (Photo/Associated Press), Laura Garza (Photo/Personal Photo)

Sex Offender Charged In Garza Murder

More than two years after an aspiring dancer vanished, charges were finally filed Wednesday in her murder. A grand jury indicted convicted sex offender Michael Mele.

12/08/2010

Michael Mele (Photo/Associated Press), Laura Garza (Photo/Personal Photo)

Prime Suspect In Death Of Laura Garza To Be Indicted

More information is expected to be released Wednesday when the Orange County District Attorney’s office will hold a press conference to discuss the latest developments in the case.

12/07/2010