Omaha
12:44 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Anthony Garcia to be extradited to Nebraska to face murder charges

The man accused of killing an Omaha doctor, his wife, and the son and housekeeper of another doctor will be extradited to Nebraska.

Dr. Anthony J. Garcia waived extradition Wednesday morning in a Union County, Illinois, court. That means he’ll return to Nebraska to face trial in the deaths of Dr. Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary, earlier this year, as well as for the deaths of 11-year-old Thomas Hunter and 57-year-old Shirlee Sherman in 2008.

Garcia is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says Garcia was a medical resident in Creighton’s pathology department in 2000 and 2001. He was fired by Drs. Brumback and William Hunter for what Chief Schmaderer characterized as erratic behavior. Hunter is the father of Thomas Hunter.

Garcia was arrested Monday morning in Union County, Illinois. At the time of his arrest, he allegedly was intoxicated and in possession of a 45 caliber handgun. He currently lives in Terre Haute, Indiana. At Monday’s news conference, Chief Schmaderer says Garcia “fits the elements of a serial killer.”

He’ll be held without bond in Union County until Garcia is extradited to Nebraska. Another court hearing is scheduled for July 31st in Illinois.