News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 19, 2013

Hearing set for Terre Haute doctor accused in slayings


Associated Press

---- — OMAHA, Neb. — A Terre Haute, Ind., doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school will make his first appearance in a Nebraska court next week.

The Douglas County Attorney’s Office confirms that a bond hearing for Dr. Anthony Garcia has been set for 9 a.m. Tuesday. Garcia is currently being held without bond in the violent killings of four people in two separate attacks carried out five years apart.

Garcia, who was arrested in Illinois on Monday, was extradited Thursday to a jail in Omaha.

He faces four counts of first-degree murder in Omaha in connection to the May deaths of Creighton University pathologist Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary. Garcia is also accused of killing 11-year-old Thomas Hunter and his family’s housekeeper, Shirlee Sherman, in March 2008.

— Associated Press