Garcia Case Returning to Court


Accused serial killer, Dr. Anthony Garcia, makes the trip from the jail to the courthouse Thursday as evidence issues in the case continue to be ironed out.

The last time Garcia faced a judge was back in September.

Omaha Police said Garcia was angry with those who played a role in his dismissal from the Creighton pathology department in 2001.

In September, his attorneys from Chicago argued that the county attorney wasn't turning over evidence fast enough. Judge Dougherty said it was still early in the case.

At a hearing Thursday, he'll be asked again to weigh in on the speed of discovery. The state says it continues to be an open book when it comes to sharing evidence.

County Attorney Don Kleine said, “We're getting everything to them as quickly as we can. As soon as people dictate reports, we get that to them."

The task force set up to find a suspect in the 2008 Dundee murders and the 2013 killings of the Brumback's has since been disbanded. The police chief says his investigators are close to being done.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said, "A lot of things will unfold during trial. There are a lot of things that I know that haven't been made public yet. Everyone is going to have to stay tuned for the trial on this one."

Last month Dr. Garcia wrote to WOWT 6 News telling us that he plans to be set free and make millions by telling his story to 60 minutes.

As for his confidence, one of his attorneys passed along the same Garcia quote in our letter on her Twitter account of beating the state. The same Twitter account may also shed some light on the defense's strategy saying, "Strong evidence pointing to people other than Garcia. Overwhelming for '08. in '13 witnesses descriptions were of someone else."

Garcia's attorneys tell us that it appears they have most of the evidence but they want to be on record with the court about preserving any evidence that may still be out there.


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