- Associated Press - Friday, April 10, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An attorney for a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school has requested that his trial be moved and the jury sequestered.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1D4xj8l ) Anthony Garcia’s attorney Robert Motta Jr. made the request Friday, calling it a “necessary evil.” But prosecutors say the move would be drastic and inconvenient.

Garcia is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 deaths of Thomas Hunter, the 11-year-old son of Creighton University pathologist William Hunter, and Shirlee Sherman, the family’s housekeeper, as well as the May 2013 deaths of Creighton pathologist Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary.

Authorities say Garcia was motivated by revenge for being fired from Creighton’s pathology department in 2001.

A judge has taken the request under advisement.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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