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December 19, 2013: Iraq War Veteran Sentenced for Fatal Stabbing of Girlfriend

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A military veteran convicted of the first-degree murder of his girlfriend was sentenced today to state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Frank Dunnick of the Torrance Branch Office said Tymarc Daimarque Warren, 28, was sentenced to 27 years to life, including a one-year enhancement for the use of a knife.

Warren was convicted by a jury on Aug. 9 for fatally stabbing his girlfriend, who also was the mother of his fiveweek-old daughter.

"The defense claimed that Mr. Warren suffered from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as a result of his service in the war in Iraq. Testimony from an expert on PTSD who personally interviewed Mr. Warren refuted those claims. Mr. Warren claimed to have acted in self-defense. Evidence presented by the deputy coroner and the sheriff's department proved that Eileen Garnreiter was the victim of a brutal, violent attack," said Dunnick.

Warren was stabbed inside their Lawndale home on Jan. 8, 2011.