OMAHA, Neb. – A former doctor found guilty of what prosecutors described as a revenge killing of four persons with a Nebraska medical school, where he once worked is faced with a life imprisonment or the death penalty.
Anthony Garcia, of Terre Haute, Indiana, was convicted of fatally stabbing 11-year-old Thomas Hunter, son of Creighton University School of Medicine, a member of the faculty of William Hunter, and the family housekeeper, 57-year old Shirlee Sherman, in 2008.
Garcia was also found guilty of two other murders, five years later: the 2013 mother’s day death of another Creighton pathology doctor, Roger Brumback, and his wife, Mary, in their Omaha home.
Prosecutors say Garcia blamed Hunter and Brumback for his firing from Creighton’s pathology residency program in 2001.
Three judges are expected to sentence Garcia on Friday.