A former Creighton pathology resident charged with four counts of first-degree murder is scheduled back in court Wednesday morning in southern Illinois.
Illinois State Police confirmed to Omaha Public Radio that Dr. Anthony Joseph Garcia was arrested Monday morning in Union County, Illinois, 120 miles south of Saint Louis. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says when Garcia was arrested by Illinois State Police, he was intoxicated and was in possession of a 45-caliber handgun. Garcia is being held in the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro, Illinois.
In a statement issued Monday night, Creighton President Father Timothy Lannon says “Creighton University and particularly the School of Medicine and Department of Pathology are grateful for the work of the Omaha Police Department and the special task force in these investigations.”
Dr. Roger Brumback and Dr. William Hunter were colleagues in Creighton’s pathology department. Hunter’s son, Thomas, and the family housekeeper, Shirlee Sherman, were killed in March 2008. Dr. Brumback and his wife, Mary, were found dead at their west Omaha home in May.
Garcia made his first appearance in Union County Court Tuesday morning. He’s scheduled back in court at 11:30 am Wednesday.