He was born in Liberty City at Hope Medical College to Janet and Mateo Garcia. He lived in Liberty City pretty much all his life normal childhood. At 16 he got in trouble with the law selling weed and committing petty crimes and was sent to a juvenile detention center. When he was released from the center he went back home and lived there for a few years til the age of 28. His parents had become addicted and strung out on crack and they were very much in debt to the wrong people to feed their addiction.
Cherri gathered all the money he had saved up selling and doing odd jobs and bought the cheapest ticket to Los Santos he could afford to move in with his cousin in Jamestown. Upon arriving, he found his cousin had moved and was pretty much unreachable. So, stuck in Los Santos, he is trying to make a living and a new start.