Doctors Who Murder: Where Does it End?
An Omaha superior court judge ruled last week there is more than enough evidence for a physician to be bound over for trial, for four murders that police say were acts of revenge over his firing from a residency program in 2001.
Doctor Anthony J. Garcia, age 40, is charged with four counts of first-degree Murder in connection with the deaths of Doctor Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary.
According to investigators, he also killed an 11-year-old boy, Thomas Hunter and a woman named Shirlee Sherman, in 2008.
Douglas County District Court Judge Darryl Lowe ordered Garcia to remain in custody. He was arrested July 15 by the Illinois State Police and FBI agents in southern Illinois.
Investigators believe the four murders were acts of revenge against Brumback and another Creighton University doctor, Doctor William Hunter, who terminated his residency training in 2001 for disruptive physician behavior toward staff members. The boy who was shot and killed was the son of Doctor Hunter, and Ms. Sherman was the Hunters’ housekeeper.
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