The man accused of murdering four people with ties to Creighton University’s Pathology Department is facing another charge.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says Garcia is the man who tried to break in to Dr. Chanda Bewtra’s home last May. Bewtra was not at home at the time of the break-in, but was informed through her security service that alarms were going off. There was nothing missing from her home.
That break-in was in the time frame that Dr. Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary, were murdered last May. Garcia is charged with their murders as well as the 2008 murders of 11 year old Thomas Hunter and the family housekeeper, Shirlee Sherman. All had ties to Creighton University’s Pathology Department, where Garcia was fired in 2001.
Garcia’s defense team also filed a motion with the court that prosecutors needed to turn over more evidence and needed faster access to it in order to build their case. That motion was denied by the judge. Kleine says his office turned over 5,000 photographs and 1,200 interviews on disks that his office copied. Kleine says they continue to cooperate with Garcia’s defense team so they can move this case forward.