Serial killer with Terre Haute ties receives the death penalty

A three-judge panel on Friday sentenced 45-year-old Anthony Garcia of Terre Haute, Indiana. The judges heard arguments earlier this year during his trial’s sentencing phase.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 12:23 PM
Updated: Sep 14, 2018 4:13 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former doctor convicted in the revenge killings of four people connected to a Nebraska medical school has been sentenced to death.

A three-judge panel on Friday sentenced 45-year-old Anthony Garcia of Terre Haute, Indiana. The judges heard arguments earlier this year during his trial’s sentencing phase.

Garcia was convicted in two attacks that occurred five years apart.

Investigators say that in 2008, he fatally stabbed 11-year-old Thomas Hunter, the son of Creighton University School of Medicine faculty member William Hunter. Garcia also killed the family’s housekeeper, 57-year-old Shirlee Sherman, in the family’s Omaha home.

Garcia also was found guilty in the 2013 Mother’s Day deaths of another Creighton pathology doctor, Roger Brumback, and his wife, Mary, in their Omaha home.

Prosecutors say Garcia blamed Hunter and Brumback for his 2001 firing from Creighton’s pathology residency program.

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