There is more frustration for the families of murder victims involved in the Anthony Garcia case in Omaha. A hearing on whether the convicted killer would receive life in prison or the death penalty was to take place last week. That was delayed after a judge appointed the Commission of Public Advocacy to join Garcia’s defense team.
The son of murder victim Shirlee Sherman is speaking out for the first time since his mother was brutally killed in 2008. He says, “It is very frustrating not knowing. You are waiting and waiting. It really weights on you as far as your patients goes. It weighs on your heart. You don’t want your mom being one of those people you see on TV where there murder is never solved.”
Sherman says he was always for the death penalty and it is something we need, especially in cases like this. However, he says at this point he would be satisfied if receives life in prison. He says, “Either way. If he gets life in prison he is never getting out. You cannot rehabilitate this man. Never.”
Garcia was convicted of killing Sherman and 11 year old Thomas Hunter in 2008 and Mary and Dr. Roger Brumback in May of 2013. All had ties to Creighton University’s Pathology Department who terminated Garcia prior to the killings.