A man accused of killing four people associated with Creighton University’s Pathology Department appeared in court Thursday for his preliminary hearing for attempted burglary.
Anthony Garcia didn’t spend much time in the courtroom as the judge agreed to reschedule the hearing. Garcia is a suspect in the attempted break in at another Creighton University professor’s home this spring.
Garcia’s attorney, Bob Motta, spoke after the hearing and stated he believes Garcia is innocent and at the time he was arrested there was no evidence against him except that he had been in Omaha. Motta didn’t provide details but believes another Creighton Pathology student who was dismissed from the program could be the suspect in the four murders. Garcia also was dismissed from Creighton University back in 2001.
Garcia is accused of killing the 11 year old son of Creighton’s Dr. William Hunter and the family housekeeper Shirlee Sherman in 2008 inside their Omaha home. Garcia is also accused of killing Dr. William and Mary Brumback earlier this year inside their Omaha home. Both physicians worked with Garcia at Creighton and both took part in his termination.
Motta says at the time of his arrest Garcia was more in shock but now is ready to fight to prove his innocence.