- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school has alibis for each crime, his attorneys said.

The attorneys for Anthony Garcia filed a motion in Douglas County District Court this week, notifying prosecutors of their claim.

Nebraska law requires attorneys to file notice of alibis at least 30 days before trial, according to the Omaha World-Herald. (https://bit.ly/1hoqvN1 ). The motion was filed Monday, 28 days before the Sept. 14 trial date, so a judge will rule on whether Garcia’s attorneys gave prosecutors sufficient notice.

The motion did not provide a description of what alibis Garcia will present.

Garcia, of Terre Haute, Indiana, has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder in the March 2008 slayings of Dr. William Hunter’s 11-year-old son and the family’s housekeeper and the May 2013 killings of Dr. Roger Brumback and his wife, Mary.

Prosecutors have said they think Garcia was motivated by revenge in both attacks because he had been fired from the Creighton University Medical School pathology department in 2001. Roger Brumback and William Hunter had been instrumental in firing Garcia, and both men subsequently sent letters to medical boards that prevented Garcia from becoming licensed in several states and from finishing other residency programs.

Garcia had briefly held a temporary medical license in Indiana. He was also licensed in Illinois, where he was arrested in 2013, but he lost that license in the days following his arrest.

Prosecutors also have charged Garcia with burglary, saying forensic evidence linked him to an attempted break-in at the home of another Creighton University Medical School professor.


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

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