Dr. Garcia’s Omaha Co-Counsel No Stranger to High Profile Cases

The doctor accused in the killings of 11-year-old Thomas Hunter and his family’s housekeeper, Shirlee Sherman in March of 2008 and Dr. Roger Brumback and his wife Mary this past May, is scheduled to appear in court.

According to the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, 40-year-old Dr. Anthony Garcia is set to appear for a bond hearing at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning inside the Douglas County Jail. Garcia was booked on four counts of first-degree murder last week.

Garcia was appointed the husband and wife attorney team of Bob and Alison Motta, who are from the same Chicago law firm that represented serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The Mottas don't have a license to practice in Nebraska, so they will need a Nebraska-licensed lawyer to act as co-counsel.

According to court documents obtained by Channel Six News, Omaha attorneys Patrick Dunn and Daniel Stockman will act as the co-counsels. We've been told by some of those contacted that their asking price has not been money but publicity, the exposure that comes with a suspected serial killer case.

Dunn is remembered for his role in defending Roy Ellis, who was convicted for raping and killing 12-year-old Amber Harris in 2008. A three-judge panel gave Ellis the death penalty; he’s currently on death row.


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