“We’ve waited so long. It’s been a long road, it really has, and it’s very emotional – a doctor slaughtering 4 people out of revenge.” (Douglas County Attorney Donald Kleine)
In the city of Omaha Nebraska Doctor Anthony Joseph Garcia is facing the death penalty. He was found guilty yesterday in the murders of 4 people, including an 11-year-old boy.
Garcia was originally convicted of First Degree Murder in the 2008 stabbing death of Thomas Hunter, the young son of Doctor William Hunter, as well as Shirley Sherman, the family’s 57-year-old housekeeper. In a separate jury trial, the homicidal medical maniac was found guilty of the Murders of a Creighton University staff MD, Doctor Roger Brumback, and his wife Mary.
During the trials the juries saw photos of the terrible murder scenes, including those showing the boy lying on a bloody floor with a kitchen knife through his throat. Garcia refused to look at the photos as the prosecution detailed the horrible findings.
The prosecution was able to prove that the murders were motivated by Garcia’s rage over having been fired from Creighton University School of Medicine’s residency program in 2001 by the two senior physicians. It was nothing more than an uncivilized act of revenge. They presented a stunning amount of incriminating evidence, including credit card and cell phone records placing Garcia in Omaha. Garcia had driven there from Indiana. Garcia’s computer records showed he had done searches for the addresses of the victims within days of their deaths.
Garcia was also found guilty on 4 charges of Use of a Deadly Weapon.
Here’s a look at the cast of characters in this ugly melodrama:
Here’s another look at this case: