Dr. Anthony Garcia to be held without bond; preliminary hearing in August

Jul 23, 2013

Former Creighton pathology resident Dr. Anthony Garcia will be held in the Douglas County Department of Corrections without bond pending the outcome of an August 14th preliminary hearing.

Garcia, dressed in a yellow jumpsuit and heavily shackled, made his first appearance in Douglas County Court Tuesday morning. He’s charged with four counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Dr. Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary, in May, as well as the murders of 11-year-old Thomas Hunter and his family’s housekeeper, Shirlee Sherman, in 2008.

Garcia was arrested last week in southern Illinois, and extradited late last Thursday to Omaha. An affidavit unsealed last week showed receipts, eyewitness accounts, cell phone records, and evidence at the Brumbacks’ home connected Garcia to Omaha at the times of the killings.

Garcia's attorneys argued before Judge Lawrence Barrett that the evidence in the affidavit was "circumstantial and thinly veiled."

A preliminary hearing is set for August 14.