A man accused of four murders in Omaha is being held without bond. Anthony Garcia made his first court appearance today after his arrest last week in Illinois. He is charged with four 1st degree murders and 4 use of a weapon charges in the deaths of Dr. Roger and Mary Brumback last May and the 2008 murders of 11 year old Thomas Hunter and housekeeper Shirlee Sherman. Garcia and all four victims had ties to Creighton University.
Garcia’s attorney Allison Motta says it has been difficult to speak with her client as the only way they have been able to communicate is through a glass partition. She said that made it very difficult to pass documents and to speak with him alone. A judge today granted Allison and Bob Motta easier access.
Attorney Bob Motta would not speak about specifics of the case but did say there is no evidence of Garcia in any house in Omaha even though there is evidence he was in town at the time of the Brumback murders. Motta says Garcia owned a similar weapon to a magazine clip found inside the Brumback home but says all of the evidence is circumstantial.
Garcia is segregated from the rest of the population in the Douglas County Jail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 14th.