Lawyer: Teen accused of slaying girlfriend's family brought tools to cover-up attack

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Prosecutors say a teenager accused of murdering his girlfriend's parents was equipped with a "murder kit" to kill the Compton couple.

The Los Angeles Times reports prosecutor Eric Siddall told jurors Tuesday that Giovanni Gallardo had planned his sneak attack by packing a baseball bat, a mask and rubbing alcohol.

Gallardo's public defender told jurors they'd find his client not guilty after they heard about the tragic series of events leading to the deaths of Gloria Villalta and Jose Lara.

Gallardo was 16 at the time of the 2011 killings, but is charged as an adult. He faces life in prison if convicted.

Gallardo's girlfriend, 16-year-old Cynthia Alvarez, was convicted earlier this month after blaming him for the crimes.

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